About Us

The office for Wellness and Health Promotion along with the student based 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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Zac Galván

B.S. in 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 attained 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, road-tripping, and bird watching. 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 back in Seattle where she grew up. In her time as an undergrad, Annie worked as a Resident Adviser and served as Associated Students Vice President for Student Life where her love for student access and success grew. Annie is always excited about liberatory education, and comprehensive and justice based approaches to sustainability (let's talk about wellness and health promotion!!). Additionally, Annie loves to spend time with family and friends, including her dog, Moose, and can likely be found outside enjoying the scenery with good friends and good food!

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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 third year undergraduate student born in New York, raised in Maryland. She recently transferred from West Chester University of Pennsylvania to major in Sport and Exercise Science here in Seattle. Her interests include performing arts, self-care awareness, 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. She believes health and personal development should be balanced with educational growth. Johna spends her time sending memes to her friends, watching television, and reading books.