Meet the Staff

Professional Staff

MEET KATIE: Katie Bean has been at Ursinus since July 2019 but has been working within prevention and advocacy for over 12 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 also a certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200) and brings this understanding of holistic health and wellness to her work with students.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 GIANNA: Gianna joined the Ursinus College staff in June 2021 and is serving as the Graduate Assistant for Programming and Events. She is from New Jersey but now lives on-campus and completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Social Work and Leadership, at Montclair State University. Gianna is pursuing her M.S. in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs, at West Chester University.

As an undergraduate, Gianna spent three years working for residence life at Montclair State University. Last year Gianna started working for the Office of Wellness Promotion at West Chester University as a Graduate Assistant.