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Prevention and Wellness

Prevention and Wellness

Our Staff


Department Phone: (239) 590-7733 l Department Email:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lauren Strunk, LMHC l Associate Director of Prevention and Wellness l Email:

Originally from Long Island, NY Lauren relocated to Florida in 2012 for her first position at FGCU as the Student Affairs Case Manager. She  is a member of Lee County's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and holds a Victim's Practitioner Designation through the Florida Office of the Attorney General. Lauren received her Master of Science in Counseling from the New York Institute of Technology and  also holds a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science with a concentration in Social Work from the same institution. She is a current student in FGCU's Educational Leadershipo Doctorate program. 

Prior to working at FGCU, Lauren worked at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus.  She has been working in the field for Higher Education for 11 years and has a specialized interested in mental health, substance abuse, and victim advocacy.

Nikki Kirdahy 





Nikki Kirdahy l Coordinator of Peer Education l Email:


Nikki’s hometown is Cape Coral, Florida. She received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida with a minor in Art History. While she was there, she worked as a Resident Assistant for three years. Nikki graduated from FGCU in 2012 with her M.A. in School Counseling. She started working for Prevention & Wellness in 2010 as a Graduate Assistant and has since worked as a Coordinator overseeing the Peer Education Program. She manages group members and activities, including programming, recruitment, training, and promotion. The group is growing and making an impression on the campus with fun events like Cash Cab, Healthy Hump Day, and PuppyPalooza. She served as a committee member for the New Professionals Institute from 2013-2016 and currently serves on the Department of Student Affairs Strengths Committee. Nikki loves the Legend of Zelda, going to Disney, and playing with her two kitties. The farthest she has ever travelled is Scotland and she is obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean.



Jenna Glynn | Program Assistant | Email:

Jenna's hometown is Staten Island, NY. However, she was raised in Cape Coral, FL after the age of ten. She received a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Florida with a concentration in Public Health. While at the University of Florida, she worked within the Department of Emergency Management assisting with data management and planning emergency simulations. During her time with the department, she successfully collaborated with the National Weather Service to get the University of Florida awarded as a StormReady institution. She was also involved in the College of Public Health and Health Professions council and research endeavors. Her particular area of research assistance was working under the Rural South Public Health Training Center and the local health department regarding the usage of avatars for web-based HIV/AIDS education. She was also involved in a separate research project that was focused on qualitative analysis of public health workers' Twitter accounts. This project focused on identifying what officials are discussing the most within the community as well as if Twitter was being used as an appropriate resource for public health advocacy and education. Her passion lies in mental health and she is currently a student in the M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at FGCU.

Student Staff

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