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Donna Lynn Darmody M.S., C.W.P.
Director of Health Education/
Alcohol And Other Drug Abuse
Prevention Coordinator
T. 401 254-3413
F. 401 254-3305
ddarmody@rwu.edu


My name is Kayla, I’m a sophomore Psychology major with a minor in Spanish. I am from Ellicott City, Maryland, and currently live in Stonewall. Some of my favorite health and wellness topics are contraception and STI prevention. I hope over the course of the year to expose the campus to more interactive programs and normalize conversations surrounding the human body and sexuality.


I am a junior, double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice, from North Providence, RI. This year I live in and represent Bayside Resident Hall. I became a HAWE so I could learn more about healthy lifestyles and become a resource for students. A couple of my interests are fitness and nutrition. In the future I would like to become a criminal/civil lawyer.


I am a junior Biology Major with a minor in Psychology from Enfield Connecticut. I live in Bayside and I am interested in body perception, eating disorders and human sexuality. I became a HAWE to increase awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders among students. In the future, I hope to get a master’s degree in Biopsychology.


I am a sophomore, first-year HAWE, Psychology and Political Science double major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I’m from Cranston, RI and currently live in North Campus Residence Hall. I am most passionate about mental health and relationship abuse. I became a HAWE to educate others on how to create a safer environment. My goals for this year are to spread as many positive and informative messages as possible. In the future I hope to work as a civil/human rights attorney.


Hey there my name is Taylor and I am Senior Psychology major with a double minor in German and Gender and Sexuality Studies. I have been a HAWE for three years. I love programming on the topics of sexual health, sexual positivity, and domestic abuse/dating violence prevention. I work closely with the One Love Foundation, a group that works to bring awareness of domestic abuse to college age students. After graduation I am hoping to continue a career in this area. I look forward to meeting all of you this year.


Hi my name is Hayley. I am a senior Psychology major with a minor in American Studies. I grew up in Windham, Connecticut. A few of my favorite hobbies include baking with clean ingredients and listening to slam poetry. I also enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and playing with my recently adopted kitten. As someone who has been affected by the hardships of addiction, I have a particular interest in drug awareness and promoting safe alcohol consumption. Another area I’m interested in is nutrition and fitness. I believe in putting in the effort to take care of my body and teaching others to do the same.

Gina Ferrari
My name is Gina Ferrari, I am a senior, dual major in Public Health and Spanish with minors in Sociology/Anthropology and Biology. I’m a second year HAWE currently assigned to Willow Hall. I am from Portsmouth/Hampton, New Hampshire and I live in downtown Bristol. I am very passionate about the health and well-being of myself and others. Helping others drives my passion for the work I do as a HAWE. This work is something I hope to translate into a career. I do not have a favorite health related topic but my favorite part about being a HAWE is delivering programs!


I am a junior and a double major in History and Political Science, currently living in Bayside. My hometown is Scituate Rhode Island. This is my first year in the HAWE program and I became a HAWE to help teach others and encourage them to live healthy lifestyles. I am passionate about mental health and dating violence prevention. Outside of school and the HAWE program, I am very interested in hiking, soccer, and basketball. My goal in life is to help others and make a difference in people's lives.


Hi everyone! I am a junior Public Health and Psychology double major with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. I’m a second year HAWE from New Hartford CT and I live in Bayside. My favorite health topics include safer sex , contraception, and sexual violence prevention. I became a HAWE to teach others about healthy living in hopes of making our campus community safer and healthier . Currently, I’m Cedar Hall’s designated HAWE, I love working closely with the first year students to make their transition into college a positive one! In the future I hope to get my master’s degree in public health.


Hi there, I am a sophomore, Psychology major with a double minor in Business Management and Spanish. My hometown is New Milford, Connecticut and I like to spend most of time with close friends, having great conversations, and making new memories. I joined the Health and Wellness Educators in order to make this campus a better environment for all of us. I am especially interested in making students aware of the resources available to them. I want other students to feel comfortable coming to me with any questions and concerns, or even just to talk!