• Counseling & Health Services Staff

     

    Summer

    Summer Seeger, CMA, Medical Administrative Assistant
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Education
    Minnesota School of Business

    Professional Experience
    I am the first person you will meet upon your visit to Counseling & Health Services. I am a Certified Medical Assistant and can assist you in scheduling an appointment and answering any of your counseling- or health-related questions. I came to Hamline after a long career within the University of Minnesota Health system.

    Personal Interests
    Outside of work, I continue my 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.

     

    Health Services Staff

     

    Jodi

    Jodi M. Metz, MS, PA-C, Director of Health Services, Physician Assistant
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Education
    B.A. in Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
    M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN

    Professional Experience
    Prior to coming to Hamline, I practiced in a primary care/family medicine clinic in Minneapolis. Before becoming a physician assistant, I worked as a youth counselor in a residential treatment facility, a phlebotomist with the blood drive, and in various roles for local non-profits including as an advocate for at-risk youth in St. Paul and a caregiver for those living with HIV/AIDS. I have also volunteered as a sexual assault advocate and as a disaster response volunteer.

    Professional Interests
    I love working in a college health setting where there are opportunities to interact with the public health and prevention arms of healthcare. College students are inherently open to learning and are eager to be collaborators in their own wellbeing. I like to think of Counseling & Health Services at Hamline as the last sliver of the “old country doc” system because of the accessibility, time, and care we can offer patients. Not having to worry about the tangled web of health insurance, co-pays, deductibles, and everything confusing about our healthcare system allows our team to focus on the needs of the student and not how to pay for it during appointments. That doesn’t mean we can’t help you navigate that web outside of Hamline, however. At Hamline, I enjoy working with students on their physical, emotional, and sexual health. In addition to providing primary care to Hamline students, I enjoy learning about all things infectious and am passionate about infectious disease, travel medicine, antimicrobial stewardship and how it affects our planet, our people, and our communities.

    Personal Interests
    Outside of work, I enjoy travelling with my partner and learning about other cultures, identities, and histories. I’m interested in local food cultures and I like to cook. I love to read (Barbara Kingsolver is my favorite author), I enjoy drawing and painting, though I’m doing less of it these days. During the summer months, I enjoy biking, kayaking, birding and gardening, especially around northern Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. I’m learning how to do crossword puzzles (it’s an art!) and I rarely miss an episode of Jeopardy.

     

    Laura

    Laura Willson, PA-C, Family Medicine Physician Assistant
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Education
    BA in Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota
    MS in Physician Assistant Studies, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

    Professional Experience
    I have been working in college health here at Hamline since the fall of 2019. I had worked in general family medicine for 8 years in a suburb of the Twin Cities before coming to Hamline. I also worked at a federally qualified health center with locations in north and northeast Minneapolis. I served as an outreach coordinator for a government funded health care plan and a Spanish interpreter and clinic coordinator at a free clinic in Madison, WI before attending PA school and consider those roles vital to the development of how I practice as a physician assistant. I am also a guest lecturer at Augsburg University’s Physician Assistant program.

    Professional Interests
    My passion in healthcare is education. I love teaching my patients about how their bodies work, why they work the way they do, and how they can take care of them to the best of their abilities. I have a background in family medicine with interests in women’s health, LGBTQIA+ specific health, and wellness education. I grew up in rural Wisconsin and graduated with a class of 42 students. I know what it is like to adjust to “the big city” and what challenges can come with that adjustment. I also transferred from UW-Madison to the U of M my senior year of college and enjoy working with transfer students going through this transition as well.

    Personal Interests
    When I am not in clinic, I am busy raising my young children with my partner. I enjoy weight lifting and dancing, I love a good murder mystery, and I overuse social media. I deliver Meals on Wheels and am active in social justice issues, specifically surrounding ending gun violence, LGBTQIA+ rights, and women’s reproductive freedom.

     

    Holy2

    Holly Levine, MD, Medical Director
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Education
    MD, Loyola University, Chicago
    BA, Northwestern University, Chicago

    Professional Experience
    I completed my medical residency in family practice at Smiley's Clinic in Minneapolis, and have worked in college health since that time. I also serve as Medical Director and Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Program at Augsburg University.

    Professional Interests
    My professional interests include women's health, international medicine, and mental health.

    Personal Interests
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and our big dog, gardening, various water sports, and competing in triathlons.

     

     

    Counseling Services Staff

     

     Hussein

    Hussein Rajput, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Director of Counseling Services
    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Education
    PhD in Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota
    MA in Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota
    BSc in Psychology, University of Toronto

    Professional Experience
    Prior to coming to Hamline, I trained in counseling centers at the University of Minnesota, the University of Oregon, and the University of St. Thomas, and worked as a staff psychologist at Carleton College for over six years. I have also served as an adjunct psychology faculty member teaching courses at St. Olaf College, St. Mary's University, and the University of St. Thomas.

    Professional Interests
    Growing up in a bi-cultural household, with one parent from Pakistan and another of German-American ancestry, I have always been interested in identity development and cross-cultural communication. My additional areas of professional interest include: treatment of social anxiety, enhancement of dating and romantic relationships, social justice, and racial equity.

    Personal Interests
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, learning riffs on my electric guitar, and maintaining my connection to my Canadian roots by playing hockey nearly every week.

     

    Shih-Hsun Lin

    Shih-Hsun Lin, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
    Pronouns: he/him/his

    Education
    PhD, Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota
    MS, Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    MS, Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)
    BS, Atmospheric Physics. National Central University (Chung-Li, Taiwan)

    Professional Experience
    Before I came to Hamline, I worked at counseling centers at Eastern Illinois University, University of Minnesota and Michigan State University. I also have experience working and volunteering at community mental health settings, such as the Walk-In Counseling Center; Community University Health Care Center and Taipei Municipal Yang-Ming Hospital. I am proud to say that I facilitated and organized the very first gay support group in northern Taiwan before I came to Minnesota to pursue my doctoral degree.

    Professional Interests
    Being a Chinese immigrant and an international student for many years, I enjoy working with non-traditional college students, international students and students who don’t feel that they are fitting in anywhere. I also like to work with students who struggle with depression, anxiety and making career decisions. My therapy approaches include person-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness, etc.

    Personal Interests
    In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching the Food Network channel, trying new food, playing tennis, practicing yoga and bonding with my two mischievous cats. 

     

    Katy

    Katy O’Regan Rimstad, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Education
    PhD, Counseling Psychology; Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
    MA, Counseling Psychology; Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
    BA, Psychology and French; University of St. Thomas

    Professional Experience
    I have worked in wellness centers and counseling centers at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale and at the University of St. Thomas. In addition, I have worked with survivors of traumatic brain injuries and caregivers of elderly adults. I have also taught many psychology courses. Currently, I am the advisor for the Peer Wellness Education program at Hamline.

    Professional Interests
    I enjoy working with college students because it is often a time of great growth for many students. I am interested in working with issues related to anxiety, identity development, trauma, stress management, and relationships. I particularly enjoy working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, members of the military, and non-traditional aged students. I often work from a strengths-based approach, in addition to using mindfulness, cognitive, and person-centered strategies.

    Personal Interests
    I love to spend time in the woods or on a lake, read (I’m a Hufflepuff!), go to plays, and take spontaneous Sunday afternoon naps.

     

    Jenny

    Jenny Roper, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Education
    Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
    Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies, Hamline University

    Professional Experience
    Prior to joining Hamline’s Counseling and Health Services, I have worked at university counseling centers at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Minnesota State University, Mankato. I also have experience working in community mental health doing therapy and psychological testing at the Interprofessional Center in Downtown Minneapolis. A pivotal professional experience also came from the years that I worked as a Youth and Family Counselor at the Bridge for Runaway Youth, a shelter in Minneapolis with a mission of ending homelessness and reuniting families. Also at the Bridge for Runaway Youth, I worked as a Youth Counselor in their Transitional Living Program.

    Professional Interests
    I am so happy to be working at Hamline University (my alma mater) because I enjoy working with college students and I particularly find many Hamline students to be thoughtful and passionate. I have a professional interest in identity development, group psychotherapy, first-generation college students, relationships, LGBTQIA+ concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, and resiliency. I enjoy working with our multidisiplinary team at Hamline’s Counseling and Health Services and I use feminist, multi-cultural, and strength-based approaches in my work.

    Personal Interests
    In my free time, I love listening to music, going to concerts, and trying new foods. I practice yoga and enjoy travelling with my family. My dog, Sally, loves taking me on long walks.