LaNae Valentine has a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and specializes in working with women struggling with depression, anxiety, perfectionism, body image and eating problems. She is particularly interested in supporting women to find their voice, recognize their worth, and realize their strength. LaNae and her staff at Women’s Services & Resources support the students at BYU in successfully completing their education and in becoming future leaders in their homes and communities. Personally, LaNae enjoys friends and family, good books, cooking and eating yummy foods, cycling in the canyons especially through the autumn leaves doing yoga and getting Thai yoga massages.
Ashleigh graduated from BYU with her Bachelor Degree in Sociology (she minored in women’s studies). Along with helping the women (and men) at BYU find their voice, Ashleigh enjoys reading, dancing, watching movies, and painting her nails. Outside of the office Ashleigh can most often be found at Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy teaching young men and women the great art form of tap dancing. If you ever need a hug, chocolate treat, or just want to come say hi, stop by the office any time! It’s the best place on campus!
Rebecca Hamilton, Grad Student Intern
Rebecca graduated in 2012 with her undergraduate degree in Marriage and Family Studies and went on to continue her studies as a graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) here at BYU. In April she married her best friend and is enjoying being newly married. She enjoys baking, singing in the car, celebrating holidays, reading, and going down to Southern California to see family and visit Disneyland. She loves working as a therapist and her therapeutic interests include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, addiction, and perfectionism. Rebecca is available for short-term confidential consultations and co-facilitates the Fed Up with Food support group at WSR.
Kierea Meloy, Grad Student Intern
Kierea graduated from BYU in 2012 with her Bachelor Degree in Psychology. She is currently a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program here at BYU. She loves traveling and spent three months in Italy studying gender roles and premarital courting. Kierea loves playing volleyball and is also known to engage in high adventure outings which have include rock climbing, repelling, skydiving, hang gliding, and cage diving with sharks! Her therapeutic interests include addiction, sexual trauma, eating problems, depression and anxiety. Kierea is dedicated to empowering women and helping them realize the depth of their beauty.
Genevieve Pierce, Nutrition Consultant
Genevieve has lived all over the west coast, but claims Orem, Utah as home. She is a senior in BYU’s Dietetics Program and is passionate about food, nutrition, and health. She has an unrivalled love of fruits, vegetables and cookies. Her other loves include gardening, reading, tennis, volleyball, playing the piano, spending time with her family, and pillow fights. When she grows up she wants to be a wife, mother, and registered dietitian. She dreams of sharing her love of healthy eating with future generations by being the administrative dietitian for a school district. Genevieve is also passionate about helping others find the empowering love of Christ. One of her favorite pastimes is talking with people and learning from their unique experiences. She is so grateful for the chance to serve the BYU community as a nutrition consultant and to learn from all those who stop by WSR.
Emily Snow, Designer
Emily is from Provo, Utah and is working on her undergraduate degree in Art History & Curatorial Studies at BYU. She loves art museums (particularly Modern exhibitions), rainy days, secondhand bookstores, Utah Lake, and The Beatles. Her favorite hobbies are photography, playing the piano, traveling, watching movies, and listening to music. She collects film cameras, records, and miniature souvenir statues from around the world. Someday she hopes to work at an art museum and travel to Iceland. She is passionate about women's issues and beautiful things—which is why she loves being the designer at Women's Services!