I am a passionate community organizer working to end sexual and domestic violence by empowering individuals to see themselves as agents of positive change. I designed a multi-media bystander intervention training curriculum, and implemented the program in two state universities in the North East. I am currently employed as an Outreach and Prevention Specialist, LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity Specialist, and Volunteer Coordinator for a community-based domestic and sexual violence advocacy agency in Massachusetts. Additionally, I am currently a participant in the Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Institute.
I love working in the higher-education setting, and have served as a member of 3 college / university Title IX compliance teams. I am actively a member of the Title IX Compliance Team at Framingham State University. I was a member of the Threat Assessment, Behavioral Intervention (TABI) team at Manchester Community College, and sat on their Title IX Compliance Team. I was a member of the Support and Resource Team (SART) for survivors of sexual violence at Southern Connecticut State University.
In 2018, I graduated from the Honors College at Southern Connecticut State University with a BA in English - Professional Writing and Women’s Studies. I received Honors from the School of Arts and Sciences, and completed an undergraduate thesis that aims to create a safer and more respectful community by training college students to be active bystanders when they witness problematic situations. As a student, co-founded and served as President and Treasurer of PEACE (Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Empowerment), a student organization that works to end sexual violence through peer education.
I am passionate about creating an environment in which humans feel safe and respected regardless of race/ethnicity, gender identity, political affiliation, religion, immigration status, (dis)ability, and socioeconomic standing.
Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award
The Connecticut State University Foundation, 2018
Professional Writing Award
Southern Connecticut State University English Department, 2018
Top Owl Social Justice Award
SCSU President's Commission on Social Justice, 2017
Gail Burns-Smith Dare to Dream Award
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, 2017
Outstanding Women's Studies Student
Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies Department, 2017
Multicultural Legacy Award
SCSU Multicultural Center and Women's Studies Department, 2016