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The Wellness Project

» Meet Our Team

The Wellness Project is composed of six avid undergraduates seeking to impact the Chapman community through prevention education via passive and active campaigns. We aim to increase healthy behaviors in the present and future through a multidimensional wellness approach and peer support.   

Who We Are

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Marianne Betonio
Alcohol Education and Wellness Peer Educator
AF 302
Marianne Betonio is a Senior pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Screenwriting with Minors in Leadership Studies and Psychology. Marianne is currently involved in Greek life and University Program Board. She hopes to help bring more visibility and awareness regarding health and wellness to the Chapman community. In her free time, Marianne likes to travel, listen to music, watch movies, and spend time with her friends and family!
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Brooke Denny
Alcohol Education and Wellness Peer Educator
AF 302
Brooke Denny is a third year Communication Studies major with a minor in Business Administration. She is currently working in Residence Life and First Year Experience as a Resident Advisor to first year students. She enjoys spending time with friends over a cup of coffee. She is excited to join the Alcohol Education/ Wellness Team because she hopes to expand her own personal wellness as she works with other students to reach their goals.
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Jamie Garcia
Alcohol Education and Wellness Peer Educator
AF 302
Jamie is a senior Psychology and Integrated Educational Studies double major. She is involved with the Office of Admission, Greek Life, and was involved with RLFYE for two years. Jamie has a lot of passion for wellness (she's even doing her capstone project on it!) and will happily talk to anyone about their own personal wellness. Jamie's favorite way to stay well is dogs! Petting them, playing with them, or even just looking at them! Jamie is excited to start working with students and creating new relationships and connections on our campus.
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Nishka Khanna
Alcohol Education and Wellness Peer Educator
AF 302
Nishka is a Junior Health Science major from Los Angeles, California. As a science major Nishka has always been interested in helping people and has recently found an interest in wellness and health. She truly believes that with some education the entire Chapman community can start to make better decisions when it comes to their health and therefore become healthier overall.
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Catherine Liepins
Alcohol Education and Wellness Peer Educator
AF 302
Catherine is currently a Sophomore at Chapman University majoring in Dance, as well as doubling minoring in Business Administration and Leadership Studies. She is involved in various clubs and organizations on campus such as Greek Life, B+, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Chapman Dance Alliance. On the weekends, Catherine volunteers at Segerstrom Center for the Arts assisting dance classes for children with disabilities. Catherine enjoys going on adventures and spending time with her family and friends.
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Tianna Morimoto
Alcohol Education and Wellness Peer Educator
AF 302
Tianna is a senior Communication Studies major and Broadcast Journalism minor from Kona, Hawaii. She is excited to be on the Wellness Project team and is looking forward to contributing to the university as an educational resource to guide and give back to the Chapman community. Tianna is an active member of Pua'ikeana, Chapman University's Hawaii Club where she performs and assists in the club's annual Lu'au. Tianna also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, dancing hula, going to Disneyland and the beach, watching movies or playing with her Golden Retriever, Coko Puff.
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Megan Titus
Alcohol Education and Wellness Peer Educator
AF 302
Megan is a sophomore at Chapman University studying Screenwriting and Psychology, and she's thrilled to join the team of peer educators for The Wellness Project this year. She believes that everyone is worthy of pursuing personal wellness, and she hopes that, through this role, she can support her community in this pursuit. Clearly, she's a true Hufflepuff. She loves musical theatre and her pet bunny, S'mores, and in her free time, she enjoys going to Disneyland and having game nights with her friends.
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Cassandra Tancinco
AF 302
Creativity has always been emphasized in my life, and Chapman has done nothing but grow it. I am a Film Production major with an emphasis in Cinematography and a minor in Visual Effects. Being born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, I value family, collaboration, and conversation. Back home, I work at The Disney Store, and serve with the video team at my church. I enjoy painting and quality time with loved ones. Oh, and did I mention cotton candy ice cream?
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Brenda Gil
Healthy Panther Initiative Graduate Assistant
AF 302
Brenda obtained her Bachelor’s in Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Computing at UCLA and now pursues her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy here at Chapman. Ultimately, her passions will lead her to working with minority and underserved communities in the areas of intimate partner violence and substance abuse counseling. Brenda believes in a systems approach to maintaining healthy habits achieved by considering multiple aspects of wellness when discussing alcohol, drugs, and mental health.
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Kristen Entringer
Program Coordinator, Student Conduct
AF 302
Kristen Entringer is a Program Coordinator for Student Conduct in the Dean of Students Office. She oversees the Wellness Project and the Alcohol Education & Wellness Peer Educators. Having spent over a decade at Chapman as both a student and a staff member, she has seen firsthand the great potential for wellness programming on campus. Kristen enjoys working with the energetic team of peer educators and collaborating with campus partners to bring new educational initiatives to students. Her goal is to empower students to make the most of their time at Chapman by prioritizing their well-being.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Wellness Project through the Dean of Students Office is to promote methods to reduce substance abuse within the Chapman community and to foster a campus culture in which students feel empowered to engage in healthy behaviors individually and in their various relationships.