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Caitie Cheeseman, Liaison Officer


Hometown: Waterloo, ON
Program Studied: Bsc Honors Specialization Foods and Nutrition, Major in Food Management
Why I chose Brescia: I learned about Brescia through family connections, but didn’t decide to come to Brescia until after the March Break Open House. I was so excited for the holistic aspect to the nutrition program, the small class sizes, and the incredible campus community that Brescia’s known for. After I started chatting with my professors, I realized there was such a strong potential for great mentoring relationships, and I knew this was the right choice for me.
Fun Fact: 
Everyone in my family are die-hard Toronto Blue Jay’s fan — my personal favourite is Troy Tulowitzki.

Hien Ngo, Liaison Officer

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA Sociology and a Certificate in Community Development
Why I chose Brescia: I chose Brescia because of the close knit community, leadership opportunities and the people. Everyone is so welcoming and genuinely cares for you. Everyone wants you to succeed in every aspect of your university experience. 
Fun Fact: 
In my final year in highschool, my two other teammates and I ran a 4×1 relay race at OFSAA Regionals with full hair and make up done because we had our high school prom the same day. We won the race and proceeded to OFSAA!

Jazmyn Jansen, Media & Liaison Officer

Hometown: Brantford, ON
Program Studied: BA Nutrition and Families
Why I chose Brescia: I first visited Brescia during the Fall Preview Day event of my grade 12 year. Although I was originally drawn to Brescia for the Nutrition program, I realized that Brescia would have so much more to offer than just my program of interest! I immediately felt a connection to the campus and to the community here.  My intuition told me Brescia was the right choice for me – and I couldn’t imagine finding a better fit!
Fun Fact: 
I used to run competitive track in grade school and high school. As a university student, I continued my love for running (for fun!) on the beautiful trails behind Brescia. I ran my first Half Marathon in April, and plan to run a full marathon in the near future!

Chantelle Lassaline, Admissions & Liaison Officer ChantelleL

Hometown: Oil Springs, ON
Program Studied: BA History and Bioarchaeological Anthropology; B.Ed.
Fun Fact: I’ve been on service learning trips to both the Dominican Republic and New Orleans, and am eagerly awaiting to plan my next excursion.




Cait Bionda, AdmissionsCait & Liaison Officer

Hometown: Port Sydney, ON
Program Studied: BA Social Sciences
Why I chose Brescia: I wanted a small campus experience without losing any of the ‘extras’ a big campus has to offer.
Fun fact: I coach competitive girls gymnastics in my spare time.



Christine Van Leeuwen, Media & Liaison Officer

Tillsonburg, ON
Program Studied: BA Psychology; MTeach
Why I chose Brescia: I transferred to Brescia in my second year because of how welcoming and helpful the academic advising team was. A university’s staff are not often taken into account when choosing a university, but Brescia has some of the most caring staff with a very student-centred attitude who are invaluable to your university transition experience.
Fun fact: I completed my Masters in Teaching in Australia.

Zhang Yi, China Program Liaison Officer

Hometown: Beijing, China
Program studied: BA English Translation
Favourite vacation spot: Maldives
Fun fact: I love long distance running and attended the Color Run activity this May – It is the happiest 5km on the planet! I plan to attend the Bubble Run next summer!


Rhea Johnson, Associate Registrar, Recruitment & Admissions

Hometown: London, ON
Program Studied: BA Media, Information, and Technoculture; MA Media Studies
Fun Fact: I have traveled the world to meet with prospective students! I have visited almost every city in Ontario (aside from Thunder Bay!); Montebello, Quebec; Burlington, Vermont; Calgary and Canmore, Alberta; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE; China, Hong Kong, Barbados, Bermuda, Antigua, St. Lucia and Grenada.