About Us

The office for Wellness and Health Promotion along with our student organization, Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC), empower healthy decision making through education, prevention, and peer support. We think about wellness holistically with physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social components central to how we approach our work. At Seattle U there is more to being healthy than eating right and exercising!

Staff are available to discuss physical wellness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, as well as healthy relationships. We work with students individually to provide resources and help develop a plan for sustainable wellbeing.

HAWC members host student events regularly and hold office hours for private conversations and referrals. To learn about our upcoming events follow us on Facebook, call a HAWC member at (206) 220-8450 or email the team at HAWC@seattleu.edu.

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Chris Fiorello

B.F.A. Computer Art & Animation, Savannah College of Art and Design
M.S. Higher Education Administration, Florida State University
Ph.D. Candidate Education and Human Development, George Mason University

Director

Phone: 206-296-2593

Building/Room: STCN 380

Chris Fiorello is committed to helping students make decisions that promote lifelong wellness. He understands what it’s like to struggle with personal wellness decisions and focuses his approach to student wellness on reasonable goals setting, intrinsic motivations, and committing to incremental change. He helps students process through the societal messages about wellness that are often unrealistic, can stigmatize students, and lead to unhealthy goals. He does this in an effort to help students find value-based reasons for leading healthier lives. Chris has 18 years’ experience working with college students in a variety of capacities. He is a recent transplant to the Seattle area having recently left Washington, D.C. (the other Washington) in August of 2019. He took the long way to get to Seattle driving the more than 3,000 miles trip with his faithful canine companions, Luka and Willie. His favorite part was that the trip that took him through several national parks, forests, and monuments, including Devil’s Tower, Badlands, and Yellowstone. When Chris isn’t a work, he can be found at home with his wife and two daughters, who are the joy of his life. Chris is an avid board gamer and likes to let people know about the positive benefits of board games on cognitive function, mental health, and as a tool for health-related behavioral change. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer art with a specialization in 3D animation from Savannah College of Art and Design and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Florida State University. Chris is also a current doctor of philosophy candidate in education and human development at George Mason University where his research focuses on disrupting harmful and dangerous performances of masculinity and promoting healthy masculinities.

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Zac Galván

B.S. Zoology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Program Coordinator for Mental Health

Phone: 206-220-8561

Building/Room: STCN 380

Zac Galvan is a graduate student in Seattle U’s Student Development Administration program. Born and raised in southern California, Zac completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a B.S. in Zoology. As an undergraduate, Zac found a home working in residence life through UCSB’s Residential Housing Association and National Residence Hall Honorary and spent much of his remaining time involved in Greek life and conference/hospitality services. Zac’s passion for student wellness and personal development drives his motivation for working in higher education, and forging meaningful relationships with students is his favorite part of his work. In his personal time, Zac loves the outdoors and can often be found hiking, bird watching, and road-tripping accross the Pacific Northwest. He is also an avid sports buff, trivia junkie, and dog fanatic.

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Annie Gordon

B.A. American Cultural Studies, Western Washington University

Program Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug Education

Phone: 206-220-8281

Building/Room: STCN 380

Annie is a graduate student in the Student Development and Administration program here at Seattle U and is so excited to be in Seattle where she grew up. In her time as an undergrad, Annie worked as a Resident Adviser and served as the Associated Student's Vice President for Student Life where her excitement about student access and success grew. Annie loves working in an environment where student success happens through a lens of comprehensive and justice based approaches to our own sustainability. Additionally, Annie loves to spend time with family and friends, and can likely be found enjoying a beach with good friends and good food!

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Trish Snow

B.S. Chemistry, Texas Lutheran University

Program Coordinator for Healthy Relationships

Phone: 206-296-2557

Building/Room: STCN 380

Trish is a Master’s student in Seattle U’s Student Development Administration program. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas, just 40 minutes from her hometown, San Antonio, Texas. During her time in undergrad, Trish was a Resident Assistant who led a STEM based living learning-community and is a “retired” student athlete. Trish is passionate about educating and promoting healthy relationships and creating open dialogue with students. You can typically find Trish at a game night with friends or looking for the best views around Seattle to contemplate life. She also loves dogs, black coffee, and passing the time eating food with friends.

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Johna Anderson

Current Student, Sport and Exercise Science

Project Assistant

Phone: 206-220-8450

Building/Room: STCN 380

Johna Anderson is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Sport and Exercise Science. Her interests include performing arts, self-care, and physical wellness. Johna joined the Wellness and Health Promotion team to contribute to the education and support for students in order to succeed at Seattle U. Johna spends her free time sending memes to her friends, re-reading Harry Potter, and running!

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Jasmine Vinoya

Continuing Student, Computer Science

Graphic Designer

Phone: 206-220-8450

Building/Room: STCN 380

Jasmine Vinoya is third year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science. She values education around sleep and stress management. Jasmine believes that balancing your time for work and rest is an important aspect of being a college student. She joined the Wellness and Health Promotion team to create graphics for our wellness programming! Jasmine spends her free time she playing volleyball, taking photos, and shopping at target.