Student Wellness Promotion

About Student Wellness Promotion

Student Wellness Promotion and Education conducts programs to help Mines students build and access the tools needed to stay well during college and beyond. These activities and trainings promote holistic student well-being and address issues of community health and wellness, with a priority on: mental health, suicide prevention, alcohol and substance abuse prevention, resilience, stress management, and sexual wellness. Our department also addresses other topical areas such as connectedness, sleep, imposter syndrome, nutrition, financial wellness, and others. These are informed and evaluated by data collection.

Student Wellness Promotion Staff

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Emma Griffis


About Emma

Emma Griffis (pronouns she/her/hers) is Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred, but she’s called Colorado home for the past 12 years. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health and wound up in the field of higher education. After focusing on mental health promotion and suicide prevention at Red Rocks Community College, Emma joined the Mines community in January of 2019. She is proud to be growing the department of Student Wellness Promotion and particularly enjoys working with the Betsy’s Friends Peer Educators, teaching PA201 (Personal Wellness), and conducting QPR suicide prevention trainings.

Some fun facts: Emma lived in Ukraine for two years and worked at a technical college as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is privileged to have traveled internationally quite a bit. Emma likes to run and go camping with her family. She stays resilient by approaching life as an adventure – just go with the flow and know that things might not always go as expected, but it all usually works out in the end. Her college days were some of the best days, and she loves working with university students!

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Bryttani Watson

Assistant Director

About Bryttani

Bryttani Watson (pronouns she/her/hers) earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Arkansas. Woo Pig Sooie! She spent nearly five years at Purdue University where she opened the first residential college with Purdue’s Residence Education and Honors College. Most recently, she worked in Residence Life at Colorado School of Mines for three years, opening 1750 Jackson Street apartments. She is excited to transition from work in Residence Life to Student Wellness Promotion and bring important wellness education to Mines students. Bryttani enjoys hiking with her family and doggo and never turns down playing board games.
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Christine Harders

Office Manager

About Christine

Christine Harders was born and raised in Colorado and is a third generation native. She has 25 years of combined knowledge and background with both certificates/degrees in office management and practice in medical, dental and counseling offices. Christine is excited to Manage our Student Wellness Center that comprises multiple Student Life direct service programs/departments: Student Wellness Promotion, Counseling Center, Dental Clinic, and Student Health Insurance, as well as SHAPE (sexual harassment and assault advocacy, prevention, and education). She has a passion for helping others and working in higher education.

Christine loves spending time with her husband and two daughters in the great outdoors, camping, fly fishing and photography.

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Molly Hutchison

Assistant Director of Well-Being Curriculum

About Molly

Molly Hutchison (pronouns she/her/hers) holds a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan, she worked in the health promotion office developing health communication materials and partnering with Fraternity and Sorority Life to embed well-being into educational opportunities. This was Molly’s first-time being part of a college health promotion team, and where she found her passion for working in higher education. Most recently, Molly spent three years at Johns Hopkins University as the health education specialist supporting student well-being, specifically in emotional, sexual, and physical well-being, and advising peer health educators. Molly is excited to join the Student Wellness Promotion and Education team at Mines and continue embedding well-being into various areas at the university in addition to developing the new core course CSM 202. To promote her well-being, Molly enjoys spending time with her cat and partner, hiking and exploring the outdoors, and listening to podcasts while working on puzzles.