Big Red Resilience & Well-Being

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Huskers bounce back from life's challenges, failures, and hardships!

Resilience is a skill set of behaviors, thoughts and actions you can develop to help manage change, hardship and disappointment. Persisting and growing through adversity enhances flexibility, overall functioning and well-being.

Big Red Resilience & Well-Being provides fun events, innovative education, and dynamic services to help students understand emotions, manage stress, build strength, connect with others, develop grit and navigate transitions.

Your Support Team

Visit us at 127 University Health Center, 550 N. 19th St.

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Connie Boehm

(she, her, hers)

I have a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Manchester University.

I am a transplant from The Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio, after working 20 years there as student wellness director. My spouse Mike and I have two great kids: Kirby is an Athletic Success coach and Academic Advisor at Xavier University, and Karly is a special education teacher at Randolph Elementary here in Lincoln and a soccer coach at Lincoln High. I love family time, living on Pine Lake, entertaining and our animals.

A focus on well-being is important especially for college students as they strive for balance among the nine dimensions of well-being. By implementing small positive behavior changes in one dimension other dimensions will also improve, enhancing overall well-being. My favorite self-care regimen is a bubble bath followed by as much HGTV as possible!

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Kara Brant

(she, her, hers)
Associate Director of Student Advocacy and Support

Kara has an MS in Student Affairs & Higher Education and a BA in Arts and Humanities.

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Laura Shell

(she, her, hers)
Associate Director 

I’m a slow runner and fast thinker. I love reading and learning. I’m doing my best to live a happy and healthy life. Things that make me happy are time with family and adventures, including travel.

We live a busy world. There are always things to do, people to connect with, and sites to see. This busy world can consume us and overwhelm us if we don’t prioritize ourselves. By focusing on our well-being, we have the opportunity to enjoy the things we do, give our full attention to those in our lives, and appreciate the places we go.

I'm pursuing a Ph.D. from Penn State University in Higher Education. I have earned an M.A. in Educational Administration from Nebraska and a B.S. in Management from Iowa State University.

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Myrianna Bakou

(she, her, hers)
Graduate Assistant

I’m pursuing an M.A. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in counseling psychology. I earned a B.A in Psychology with minors in Communication Studies, English, Women & Gender Studies, and Sexuality studies.

I am originally from Togo, a small country in West Africa. My family and I moved to Nebraska when I was eight years old and lived here ever since. For fun, I like to read, write, travel and create new memories with friends and family. I am passionate about living my life authentically and using my strengths to help create changes I would like to see in the world. I am also passionate about education and mental health.

My dream is to one day open a non-profit counseling center in a community with a low socioeconomic status to offer low-cost and free counseling because I believe everyone deserves the right to access affordable mental health care. My favorite way to practice self-care is to spend time with my family, take a relaxing walk, or read a book.

Well-being Ambassadors

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Monica Angeletti

(she, her, hers)
Junior in Biological Sciences
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Hailey Nielsen

(she, her, hers)
Junior in Biology from Iowa City, Iowa

I became a Well-being Ambassador because I think it's important for college students to learn how to handle the challenges college brings. Well-being is important because your well-being impacts all aspects of your life, from social to physical health and everything in between.

My favorite way to take care of myself is putting on a face mask and watching an episode on Netflix.