Wellness and Health Promotion


  • Meet the members of the 2013-14 Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC)!

  • KJ13KJ Juarez

    Whattup, Redhawks? While my legal name is Katarina Juarez, I tend to go by KJ. I'm a senior Psychology major from Los Alamos, New Mexico (home of the atomic bomb). This is my third year as a member of HAWC, so I guess I sort of like being a peer health educator. Aside from school, I enjoy working with children, watching terrible movies, listening to KidsBop, tweeting, drinking iced coffee, hiking, taking photographs, and being generally overwhelming. My personal goals are to watch every Disney Channel Original Movie, attend The Gathering of the Juggalos 2015, and meet Guy Fieri. In the upcoming year, I hope to spread awareness about sexual assault and sexual health in order to engage and educate students in both their own personal health and the health of their peers. To me, a proper understanding of Health and Wellness means balance among the different facets of well being. When we are in tune with ourselves physically and emotionally, we are able to maintain a solid foundation for ourselves and be the best humans that we can be.

  •  KOKara Ortball 

    Hello SU friends! My name is Kara Ortbal and I am a Humanities for Teaching major from Bellevue, WA. I enjoy volunteering, spending time with friends, and eating. This will be my second year on HAWC and I hope to help spread awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault in our communities and how the SU community can support those impacted by sexual assault. For me, health and wellness means balance and well-being of one's mental, physical, and spiritual selves. Happy health!


  • KSKelsea Shannon 

    Hey, there! My name is Kelsea Shannon and I hail from San Luis Obispo, CA! I am a political science major and am hoping to get a minor is Arabic! In my free time I can be found riding horses on SU's equestrian team, cooking, reading, laughing, drinking coffee, and teaching myself French. As a second year member of HAWC, I was to focus on promoting positive mental and physical health. I want to engage students and educate them so they can lead better lives. Health and wellness, to me, is the epitome of wellbeing. It is a balance that brings each part of life to light. 

  • sooSherilynn Soo 

    Hi! My name is Sherilynn Soo and this is my first year a part of HAWC. I am a sophomore General Science major here at SU, hoping to pursue a career in the medical field! I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, but I love the city of Seattle and have had an amazing time experiencing life up here. Besides HAWC, I spend my time volunteering, hanging with friends, hiking, reading, Netflix'ing and indulging in good food. This year, I'm excited to become a Peer Health Mentor and hope to impact the SU community in this way! Also, I hope to learn how to improve many aspects of my personal wellbeing. Cheers!

  • AFAlana Fernandez 

    Hey! My name is Alana Fernandez and this is my third year on HAWC. I am a senior nursing major from Maui, HI. Some of my favorite things to do are playing tennis and soccer, watching movies, reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. I also love to eat and so I have enjoyed exploring the different restaurants and types of food here in Seattle. I joined HAWC because I was really interested in how health is a combination of many different types of wellness, not just working out or eating healthy. I have enjoyed learning, and helping others learn, about keeping healthy physically, spiritually, mentally, and intellectually and I hope to continue that this year!