As a CARE Advocate, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work every day with survivors of dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and with those who help to provide a caring community of support for survivors here at UCSB. I also coordinate the incredible volunteers of the Women, Gender, & Sexual Equity department, who engage their peers in preventing interpersonal violence and building a safer, more equitable community for all Gauchos. Before coming back to my hometown to join the CARE team, I worked in organizations from Boston to San Francisco focused on supporting survivors, engaging communities in the prevention of violence, and improving the way that medical and social service providers respond to interpersonal violence. I am constantly fueled by the resilience and strength of the survivors who I work with, and by the passion and commitment of all who work to create a culture free from violence.
Self-care: I love getting outside for a hike or a picnic at the beach or park, would eat sushi every day if I could, and can’t help but dance to good music. Cooking a tasty, healthy meal or snuggling up with a blanket, cup of tea, and Netflix are favorites too!