Meet the Staff
MEET KATIE: Katie Bean has been at Ursinus since July 2019 but has been working within health promotion for over 15 years. She received her bachelor’s in Psychology with Criminology and Women’s Studies minors at Millersville University before obtaining her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of PA. She has also earned a Certificate in Counseling.
Katie is a trauma-informed Yoga Teacher and brings this understanding of holistic health and wellness to her work with students. Her first book, Fragile Thoughts: A Healing Memoir is available at the bookstore!
Katie lives in Phoenixvillle, PA with her husband, John and her dog, Charlie. You can find them hiking the many trails in the area, kayaking in the river, or swimming in the French creek.
MEET KAREN: Karen Miller may be new to Ursinus college but she is not new to wanting to help others. Empathetic, compassionate, and striving to empower people is who you find at her core.
Through recovery, she found herself beginning to heal mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Believing every person deserves happiness and to be at peace within allows her to meet people where they’re at and has been said to be her superpower.
Along this journey and her passion to help others to heal, she has recently become a
Certified Peer Support Specialist, IFS – Level 1 trained practitioner and a Reiki practitioner.
Karen enjoys spending her time with her children, spending time in mother nature and connecting with people.
MEET LARK: During her undergraduate education at Millersville University, Lark enjoyed the privilege of working as a peer educator in the university’s Center for Health Education & Promotion, where she discovered her passion for community health promotion, education, and advocacy. Drawing from her experiences working in the nonprofit sector in Bucks County, PA and her studies in public health at Arcadia University, Lark is thrilled to be part of the Health Promotion team here at Ursinus. Using her core values of compassion, clarity, and connection, Lark aims to engage Ursinus students in a way that allows them to feel seen, informed, and empowered in taking care of their well-being.
In her free time, Lark is either immersed in a book, sharing a random piece of pop culture trivia, on a walk, or attempting to keep the peace between her 4 cats.