• Counseling & Health Services Staff



    Summer is the first person you will meet upon your visit to Counseling & Health Services.  She is a Certified Medical Assistant and can assist you in scheduling an appointment and answering any of your counseling- or health-related questions.  Summer comes to Hamline after a long career within the University of Minnesota Health system, and we are very lucky to benefit from her experience and expertise in the healthcare community.  Outside of work, Summer continues her commitment to well-being as an avid runner.  She also likes to bake, cheer for the Vikings, and spend time with her husband and two children. 





    Jodi obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN and her Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Prior to coming to Hamline, Jodi worked in primary care at the Mill City Clinic within the University of Minnesota health system in downtown Minneapolis. She has also worked as a youth counselor, phlebotomist, and in various roles for the American Red Cross. Her professional areas of interest include: primary preventative care, sexual and reproductive health, and travel medicine. Outside of work, Jodi enjoys traveling, art and music, and spending time outdoors with her family and her toy poodle "Buster" at her lake cabin in Northern Minnesota.  

    Jaimie Bennett, R.N., B.S.N., STAFF NURSE




    Jaimie has a work history that includes working in hospitals, clinics and with public health. Work settings of particular interest have included migrant health clinics in southern Minnesota, community clinics in Minneapolis, and working with pregnant and birthing women in public health, home birth and hospital labor and delivery. Jaimie enjoys gardening, canoeing, and bike riding. Some day, she hopes to help build an eco-friendly co-housing community in Minneapolis. (Feel free to ask her what that means, or to offer ideas!) 

    Chelsey Kolbet, R.N., C.N.P., NURSE PRACTITIONER


    Chelsey received her Master of Science degree from Winona State University.  She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner.   Prior to coming to Hamline, she worked in college health at Winona State University and family medicine at Gundersen Lutheran in LaCrosse, WI.  As a family nurse practitioner, her interests include primary and women's health concerns, health promotion, and wellness.  Outside of her work, Chelsey loves cooking and baking, spending time with family, hiking, biking, and snowshoeing.



    Holly received her medical degree from Loyola University in Chicago.  She did her medical residency in family practice at Smiley's Clinic in Minneapolis.  She has worked in college health since completing her residency.  Her professional interests include women's health, international medicine, and mental health.  Outside of work, Holly enjoys spending time with her family and their big dog, gardening, various water sports, and competing in triathlons.  





    Rich received his medical degree from Tulane University, and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota. He is board-certified in both Family Practice and Psychiatry. Rich's approach is to treat each person as an individual, and to work with them to make a treatment plan that fits their own personal goals. When not working, Rich enjoys spending time with his family doing outdoor activities, such as hiking, water skiing, and cross-country skiing.  



    Hussein Rajput, Ph.D., L.P., C&HS DIRECTOR





    Hussein obtained his Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to Hamline, Hussein worked in counseling centers at Carleton College, the University of St. Thomas, the University of Oregon, and the University of Minnesota. He also served as an adjunct psychology faculty member at St. Olaf College and St. Mary's University. His professional areas of interest include: identity development, enhancing relationships, and treatment of social anxiety. Outside of work, Hussein enjoys spending time with family, teaching himself guitar, and maintaining his connection to his Canadian upbringing through playing hockey on weekly basis. 

    Sydney Erickson, Psy.D.


    Sydney will be participating in a post-doctoral fellowship at Counseling & Health Services during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Sydney completed her Psy.D. and M.A. at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Prior to coming to Hamline, she worked in counseling centers at the State University of New York (Oneonta campus) and Northeastern Illinois University.  She also has experience working for the Health Department of Will County, Illinois, and in a psychiatric hospital.  Her interests include: women's issues, anxiety, relationship concerns, and identity development.  Outside of work, Sydney enjoys finding new recipes, stand-up paddle boarding, playing with her dog, and going to the movies.      

    Shih-Hsun Lin, Ph.D., L.P.



    Shih-Hsun completed his Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation research explored the effectiveness of online versus face-to-face counseling. Before coming to Hamline, his experience as a practitioner included work at Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, the Walk-In Counseling Center in Minneapolis, and Eastern Illinois University. In his free time, Shih-Hsun likes to play tennis, watch the Food Network, try out new recipes, and play with his two mischievous cats.

    Katy Rimstad, Ph.D., L.P.




    Katy received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  Prior to coming to Hamline, she worked at counseling centers at SIU-C and the University of St. Thomas.  Katy has also worked with survivors of traumatic brain injury, caregivers of elderly adults, and college students with issues related to wellness and career development.  Her areas of interest include: anxiety, stress management, mindfulness, and health psychology.  Katy is the Outreach Coordinator for Counseling & Health Services and an adviser for Hamline's Peer Educators.  In her free time, Katy likes to travel, play cards, go to the Guthrie Theater, and be outdoors (especially out on a lake in the summer!)  

    Jenny Roper, Psy.D., L.P.


    Jenny completed her Psy.D. and M.A. at the University of St. Thomas. Before coming to Hamline, she worked at counseling centers at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She also worked as a youth and family counselor at a shelter for homeless and runaway youth for several years as she pursued her degrees.  As a therapist, Jenny’s interest areas include: identity development, group counseling, feminist and multi-cultural psychotherapy, strength-based approaches, and resiliency. In her free time, Jenny enjoys listening to many genres of music from hip-hop to country (yes, seriously).  She loves going to concerts, taking road trips, and trying new foods.  She is a self-proclaimed pop culture expert and loves checking out new viral videos and wowing her co-workers with her knowledge.