Megan Brown is the Interim Director at the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. Megan received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and her M.A. in Community Counseling from Andrews University in Michigan. She is “on-loan” from the University Counseling Center at Notre Dame, where she has counseled students and provided a wide-variety of outreach programs to promote mental health and well-being in students for the past 10 years.
Megan is passionate about helping students thrive. She is a life coach and an avid student of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of flourishing lives, communities, and organizations. She believes that everyone is a world changer and that, when students are living their best lives, they are making the world a better place and inspiring others to do the same.
When not working, Megan loves to travel, read, spend time outdoors, make music, play board games, and do all the above with friends and family.
Contact Information: megan.brown.PhD@nd.edu
Mara Trionfero is an Assistant Director for Assessment and Education at the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. Mara received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.
Focused on mitigating the effects of high-risk alcohol abuse, she enjoys working with the emerging adult population in a Catholic higher education setting. Mara also serves as a Title IX resource coordinator at the University, as well as a small-group facilitator for the Summer Service Learning Program with the Center for Social Concerns.
When not working at Notre Dame, she loves opportunities for civic engagement in the South Bend community, serving as a volunteer for multiple non-profits in the area and participating in diverse community-building initiatives such as SB150 and Best Week Ever. She also enjoys her two dogs, Wendell and Syra.
Katrina Conrad is an Assistant Director for Student Well-Being at the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. Katrina received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Indiana University and her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Science from Indiana University-Indianapolis.
Katrina understands that being a college student can be a challenge but by discovering and balancing holistic well-being, she finds students grow in the challenges they face. She is passionate about helping ND students find this balance and meet the challenges. By focusing on students' general well being through campus engagement, outreach and initiatives, she strives to create an environment where students can flourish in all eight dimensions of well-being to have their best ND experience.
Katrina loves traveling to new places to experience other cultures and is also an aspiring tea connoisseur. In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband and little boy, walking her dog, antiquing, and watching sports.
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Jenna Gehl Jones is an Assistant Director of Emotional Well-Being. Jenna earned her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Jenna also earned a Certification as a Heath Education Specialist after completing coursework at Western Michigan University.
Jenna's life passion is to help college students find their way safely and successfully through the roller coaster ride of college, and her background in counseling and health education allows her to assist individuals and communities become healthier and happier. She is inspired to work alongside Notre Dame students, faculty and staff to make our corner of the world a beautiful place to work, live, and study.
Jenna is a solar-powered nature-lover, and you can often find her outside camping, kayaking, biking or hiking with her husband, family, and friends. When the Michiana weather interferes, she is more likely to be curled up with a good book and her two rambunctious cats.
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Emily Schulze is the Grant Coordinator at the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Anthropology from Creighton University and her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education and a certificate in the Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Emily is passionate about helping Notre Dame students live fulfilling and flourishing lives on campus and beyond. She works directly with the state of Indiana in managing a grant focused on enhancing ND students' emotional well-being, while reducing risk surrounding alcohol use. Emily also plans, implements, and evaluates McWell initiatives on campus.
When she is not on campus, you can find Emily cheering on her hometown Chicago sports teams, volunteering in the local community, adventuring outdoors with her dog, Clark, or exploring new places, cultures, and food with family and friends.
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Katie Wood is the Health Promotion Coordinator at the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. Katie is a double alum from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2016 and her Master of Public Health in 2018. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Her professional interests include mental health and cultivating healthy relationships.
In her role, Katie plans, implements, and evaluates programs that promote Notre Dame students’ holistic development and well-being. She also leads our peer education group, GROW, which provides an opportunity for Notre Dame students to develop their own initiatives that support student well-being.
Outside of her health promotion efforts, Katie enjoys cuddling with her new kitten, practicing calligraphy, watching scary movies, and hosting dinner & game nights with her friends and family.
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Kathy Wynne is the Office Coordinator for the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
When not on campus, Kathy enjoys taking walks with her little girl and her Golden Doodle Riley. Kathy also loves trying out new restaurants around the Michiana area with her family and friends, as well as hosting her monthly Book Club.
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Kate Davin is a Public Health Fellow at the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. Kate graduated from Notre Dame in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in the Philosophy, Religion, and Literature Program.
A four-year resident of Pasquerilla West Hall, Kate represented the Purple Weasels on hall council, Welcome Weekend teams, the football field, and the basketball court. She was also active in Notre Dame’s chapter of Camp Kesem, an organization that serves children of cancer patients, where, in addition to having a ton of fun, she witnessed the power of support structures and holistic care in families coping with disease. Kate is interested in the interactions of culture, gender, and development in medicine and hopes to attend medical school.
At McWell, Kate is involved in campus outreach, social media, and other projects addressing mental, emotional, and physical health on campus. Outside the office, Kate enjoys books, thin-crust pizza, Boston sports, and cuddling with her dog, Brady. She stays active by running (slowly), doing yoga, and playing sports.
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Matthew Jones is a Public Health Fellow at the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor's degree in statistics (mixed in with biology and theology) as a member of the class of 2018.
At McWell, Matthew engages with students by implementing outreach initiatives and contributing to the activities of different student organizations on campus. He is particularly interested in deriving data-based strategies for attaining McWell's goals by analyzing recent and historical trends concerning wellness and well-being at Notre Dame.
Matthew served in multiple roles on campus during his time at Notre Dame, including an organic chemistry tutor, organic chemistry teaching assistant, and facility manager at the Smith Center for Recreational Sports. In his personal life, Matthew enjoys reading and exercising.
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