Elise Brucato joined the Babson’s Health & Wellness team in August 2018 as the Health Promotion Specialist. She is an advisor for POW! and works with the Wellness & Prevention Services staff to deliver programming on substance use, mental health, sexual health and sexual violence. I was lucky enough to interview her to get to know her better, here’s what I learned…

Background in Public Health: Elise attended James Madison University where she was a peer educator. Her role as a peer educator led to her passion for health as she then went on to Boston University for her Master in Public Health. Afterwards, she went onto work at Harvard University in the Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Services followed by two years working at healthcare startups. We were lucky enough to welcome her back to Higher Education!

Weirdest Babson Term: While Elise has only been here for a short time, she has already begun to learn some of our quirky lingo around campus. She has to say that “stoop” is by far the oddest term she has heard yet. By working at a college prior, she is used to this world of acronyms and has been doing a great job of learning our terms inside and out. She really looks forward to learning and being apart of our community along with promoting wellness across all areas of Babson.

Fun Facts: If Elise could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be back in Capri, Italy. She visited this summer and it quickly became her favorite destination! As for food, Elise has been in a cooking club for five years now! There are seven people in the club who meet once a month- how impressive! Her favorite food is tacos, for she follows a strict Taco Tuesday rule. She also is the owner of a beautiful black lab named Stella who is two and a half years old. As if the dog couldn’t get cuter, the background story behind Stella is even better- Elise’s husband proposed to her with a ring and with a puppy, does it get any better than that?

Elise says, “My door is always open in Reynolds 137!” Feel free to stop by her office any time!