Wellness and Health Promotion


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

  • 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!

  • Katherine Fukumoto KF13

    Hello! My name is Katherine Fukumoto and this is my second year on HAWC. I'm originally from Westminster, CA (Orange County!) and am majoring in Social Work with a Criminal Justice minor. Outside of school and HAWC, you can find me working with children and youth. I absolutely love working at a preschool and as a gymnastics coach, as well as volunteering at the King County Juvenile Detention Center. Next year, I hope to spread awareness about sexual assault on campus and in the community through programs such as the White Ribbon Campaign and Take Back The Night. To me, Health and Wellness is all about being comfortable with making the best decisions for you, your mind, and your body. Heart your health and love your awesome self!

  • KJ13KJ Juarez

    Hey! My name is Katarina Juarez, but you can feel free to call me "KJ." I'm a sophomore Psychology major with a focus in public health. I hail from Los Alamos, New Mexico and this is my first year as a member of HAWC! Aside from school, I enjoy working with children, volunteering at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance, watching movies and television shows, appreciating Nicholas Cage, hiking, taking photographs, baking, dancing, and laughing. My personal goals are to improve my lackluster kayaking skills and hopefully be able to knit a somewhat decent sweater. 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!


  • Marissa Romeri

    Marissa Romeri 

    Hi! My name is Marissa Romeri and I’m a sophomore nursing major and psychology minor. I grew up in a small town outside Sacramento, California, but I love life in the city! Besides being apart of HAWC, I am a member of SU’s Student Nurses Association (SUSNA). I also tutor a group of energetic first graders in the afterschool program at Bailey Gatzert Elementary. In my free time I love to go for a run and hang out with friends! I hope to explore as much of the Pacific Northwest as I can and love to go on hikes with the Outdoor Adventure Recreation club! If you see me on campus feel free to say hi anytime!


  • Lauren Saddler

    Lauren Saddler

    I am a senior English Literature major from Tigard, Oregon. I have been a part of the office of Wellness and Health promotion as a member of HAWC for two years. I am very excited to be graduating in December of 2013. Although I am sad to leave the program, I am looking forward to executing excellent events during the pivotal Fall Quarter. I am especially interested in Alcohol and Other Drugs education as well as Nutrition.


     SSSara Sanchez

    Hola! My name is Sara Sanchez and this is my second year on the Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC). I am a junior studying International Business with a Spanish minor. I was born in Southern California but raised in a small town south of Olympia, Washington. Outside of Seattle University (SU), I currently work part-time at Costco, and I am applying to business-focused internships at the Paramount Theater, Fifth Avenue Theater, and Global Visionaries. Before HAWC, I have participated in many Albers Business Club events, been involved in attending networking sessions hosted by the Costco Scholarship Fund, and interned during the summer at the Port of Olympia and the Boeing Company. The reason I joined the team is that it is very important to reach out to students who are having a difficult time in life. SU has an obligation to have the resources to help students succeed here, which is where Wellness and Health Promotion and HAWC come in! Therefore, I want to be a resource for students' success, no matter how big or small of an impact I make in their life. Health and wellness plays a big role in succeeding in school, work, sports, etc... I would have never met any of my accomplishments if it were not for keeping my mind, body, and soul healthy.

  • 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!