I am committed to changing the culture that supports gender-based violence on campuses and in communities. Oppression is the root cause of gender-based violence and in order to end gender-based violence, we must also eliminate other injustices such as racism and homophobia. To do this, I focus on building individual and community capacity for violence prevention through trauma informed prevention, education, training, and policy development.
I have over 15 years of experience in gender-based violence response and prevention within communities and on college campuses. I am currently a PhD student studying the ways adults learn. Specifically, my research interests involve campus gender-based violence prevention programming, the intersection of trauma informed and racial justice oriented practices, and creating trauma informed campuses.