Here are our students who are involved in Student Advocates for Wellness. If you see them around campus, be sure to say hi!

Hannah Dellecave

Hometown: Medford, NY

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Junior

Fun fact about yourself: I can walk on my hands. 

Other campus involvement: Work for the Athletics Office

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? To educate the people around me and develop a better health culture at school. 

Emmalie Drake

Emmalie Drake

Hometown: Pittsford, NY

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Senior

Fun fact about yourself: I live closer to Canada than to school.

Other campus involvement: Field Hockey, Team Impact fellow, SALT member

Why Student Advocates for Wellness? I want to help make a difference in our student body and educate my peers about their wellness. 

 Michelle Erlikh

Hometown: Farmington, CT

Major: Occupational Therapy

Year: Junior

Fun fact about yourself: I can wiggle my left ear

Other campus involvement: Partners Program, Intramurals, Child Development Center employee, SC Hillel

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? I want to help make a difference in our student body and educate my peers about their wellness.

Sarah Hogan

Hometown: Rocky Hill, CT

Major: Sports Biology

Year: Sophomore

Fun fact about yourself: I was tardy 46 times in 4th grade.

Other campus involvement: Club gymnastics, lifeguard, Partners Program

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? It is a great way to get involved with the Springfield College community and educate others. 

Colin Horn

Colin Horn

Hometown: Middletown, CT

Major: Sport Management

Year: Senior

Fun fact about yourself: I am an Eagle Scout

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? This program is a great resource for this campus to learn about healthy lifestyles and wellness concepts. 

Samantha (Sam) Kwieraga

Hometown: North Haven, CT

Major: Physical Therapy 

Year: Junior

Fun fact about yourself: I have dual citizenship in the U.K. and U.S.

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? I want to share my passion for health and fitness with others and educate my peers about healthy ways of living.

Allison (Alli) Leary

Hometown: Tiverton, RI

Major: Physical Therapy

Year: Sophomore

Fun fact about yourself: I love fun socks. 

Other campus involvement: Site Leader for Partners Program

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? I have a passion for healthy lifestyles and believe everyone should have the knowledge to make safer choices. 


Leah Mills

Hometown: Boxborough, MA

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Sophomore

Fun facts about yourself: I love food, my dog, the beach, and music, and I was a gymnast. 

Other campus involvement: Track & Field (pole vault), Wellness Center employee, SCEMS, CAB, and PASO

Garret Ossolinksi

Hometown: Wappingers Falls, NY

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Sophomore

Fun fact about yourself: People say that I "coffee" weird

Other campus involvement: Varsity soccer

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? I want to share my interests in health and wellness with my peers and teach people to be safe and responsible.

Kerri O'Rourke

Kerri O'Rourke

Hometown: Tappan, NY

Major: Health Promotion

Year: Senior

Fun fact about yourself: I served as the Region 1 student representative to the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA.

Other campus involvement: Vagina Monologues, Campus Union staff, Best Buddies

Why Student Advocates for Wellness? I am part of the Student Advocates for Wellness because I want to be a health teacher in the future. 

Grace Pedersen

Hometown: Trumbull, CT

Major: English/Elementary Education

Year: Sophomore

Fun fact about yourself: I took karate for five years.

Other campus involvement: RA, Lifeguard, Vagina Monologues, Partners Program

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? I want to teach students my age about important and relevant topics. 

April Phelps

Hometown: Ellington, CT

Major: Physician Assistant

Year: Sophomore

Fun fact about yourself: I danced for 14 years.

Other campus involvement: SCEMS (EMT), Camptain of the Equestrian team

Why the Student Advocates for Wellness? I want to become a better presenter, educator, and listener. I want to educate myself in the field.

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