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Meet our Team

 

 

 

Brittany Badger
Ph.D. candidate, CHES
Director of Center for Student Wellness

 

 

Ellie Goldberg
MSW, LCSW
Assistant Director of Advocacy & Victim-Survivor Advocate

I was born and raised in Utah, and I’m a proud alum of the University of Utah College of Social Work. Throughout my career, I have worked with survivors of interpersonal violence,  youth and families, people with refugee status/backgrounds, older adults, couples, and college students. I have served a variety of roles in the field from social work administrator & program developer to therapist, mentor, & teacher. I believe in the resilience and bravery of my colleagues and clients and that everyone deserves compassion and love. I am continually impressed and in awe of the resilience, bravery, and strength of survivors. In my free time, I love gardening, playing with my dogs and chickens, skiing, cycling, the desert, listening to music and podcasts, eating, and relaxing.

 

Jenna Templeton
MS, Health Promotion & Education
Health Educator

After graduating from Virginia Tech, I moved to SLC and spent 5 years as a research scientist in the nutritional industry. My experience in that field taught me that nutrition is just one facet of wellness, the rest of which cannot be ignored. To learn more about wellness, I decided to continue my education and change career paths. In 2016, I received a master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education from the U. Going to school while working full-time taught me that balance is the key to maintaining a healthy (and sane) lifestyle! This is my hope for students at the U: that they may excel academically while successfully balancing all of life’s pleasures and demands. In my spare time I enjoy baking (and eating) sourdough, live music, and just about any activity in the mountains.

 

Maya Jolley
BS, Community Health
Health Educator 

I spent the majority of my life in the Pacific Northwest and recently returned to my Utah roots after graduating from Western Washington University (WWU) where I received my B.S. in Community Health. During my time in Washington I worked as a Health Educator with Planned Parenthood and WWU Prevention and Wellness Services. As a recent graduate I understand the challenges in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while in school, and I am dedicated to helping students discover how they connect with wellness – and how we can all achieve and enjoy our highest quality of life! In my free time I enjoy evening walks, cooking monster-burritos with my roomie, and enjoying the food, culture, and outdoor wonders of SLC.

 

Darrah Whitman Jones
BS, Political Science
Victim-Survivor Advocate

I have been with the University of Utah in my Victim-Survivor Advocacy role since 2015. I began my career as a case manager and program developer in a rural Utah emergency crisis shelter.  I value and respect the resilience and self-determination of my clients and focus on their strengths in my approach to providing excellence in case management services. I am currently working towards my Masters of Social Work, with expected completion in 2020. I grew up in the East Bay in Northern California and visit my home and family as often as possible. I am most proud of my career and hometown.

Last Updated: 9/17/18