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Mahroh Jahangiri is the Executive Director of Know Your IX. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, she was a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she critically examined U.S. foreign policy. Her previous research on immigration detention in Washington, DC and work in Cairo, Egypt has focused on the ways in which American militarization, racism, and sexual violence impact non-white communities transnationally. She lives and organizes in Washington, D.C.
Policy and Advocacy Coordinators
Dana Bolger, co-founder and former Executive Director (2013-2016), is a student at Yale Law and a senior editor at Feministing.com. She’s testified twice before the U.S. Senate and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and USA Today. You can find her on Twitter at @danabolger.
Alyssa Peterson is an alumna of Georgetown University where she served in student government, as a Sexual Assault Peer Educator, and as a member of the university-run Sexual Assault Working Group. Prior to graduation, she served as a policy analyst in the Office of Vice President Biden. Today she’s a student at Yale Law School, interested in the intersections of violence and poverty.
Sejal Singh graduated from Columbia University in 2015, where she studied political science and organized to end sexual and domestic violence. Sejal hopes to spend her life fighting for gender equity and progressive social policy. You can find her living in New York and on Twitter as @Sejal_Singh_.
Student Engagement Organizers
Ava Blustein is a Southern Californian who graduated from Brandeis University with majors in Creative Writing and Film, Television, and Interactive Media Studies; and minors in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English. She co-founded Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence, SpeakOut! Brandeis, and the on-campus Rape Crisis Center, where she also served as Office Coordinator. Her favorite self-care activities include writing and reading, watching movies, baking, exploring new places, and drawing.
Anastasiya Gorodilova is a graduate of Brown University where her studies focused on gender and human rights. She is an Editor-in-Chief of bluestockings magazine, an intersectional feminist multi-media platform, and on the Tile IX Oversight and Advisory Board for her school, where she facilitates a Gender, Power and Sexuality workshop. She was born in Russia, but grew up in London, and has been involved in education, advocacy and activism around sexual violence for a number of years, her work taking her to Rwanda last fall.
Maddy Moore is a student at Georgetown University, where she is an anti-violence advocate, an Alternative Breaks leader, and an RA for first-year students. She is really passionate about collective action and community education both at Georgetown and in the DC area. Maddy enjoys handwritten letters, outdoor adventures, and meaningful conversation.
Brendane Tynes is a Duke graduate, hailing from Columbia, SC. She showcases her passion for social justice through community activism, and her academic scholarship focused on political activism and gender-based violence in the Black community. Currently, she teaches high school science as a Teach for America corps member in Charlotte, NC.
Communications and Outreach Team
Jessica Garcia (Social Media Coordinator) is a Media Arts and Design major at James Madison University (’17) where she is also double minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and English. She is the president of JMU’s Campus Assault ResponsE (CARE), a student-run organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. CARE operates a confidential 24/7 helpline as well as facilitates peer-guided sexual assault education programs and events. Jess is passionate about providing accessible services to survivors and peer education on sexual violence. In her spare time, she enjoys coding, traveling, and tweeting at @jeslouisegarcia.
Sarah Gutman (Social Media Coordinator) is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a current 2L at Harvard Law School. A few of her favorite things include: fighting the patriarchy, funny animal videos, sharks, anything hobbit-related, beer, and the New York Rangers. She tweets at @sgutman13.
Rebecca Krevat (Teach-In Coordinator) is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. in English literature and sociology. She is currently working as a Field Outreach Associate at the National Council of Jewish Women, and living in Brooklyn. In her free time she loves to travel, and watch movies and TV shows with strong female leads.
Leah Soule (Newsletter Editor) is a student at Gustavus Adolphus College, a small liberal arts school in rural Minnesota. She studies political science and gender, women, and sexuality. Leah organized a social justice conference entitled “Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognizing and Rejecting Rape Culture” to spark action on her campus around sexual assault and the culture that perpetuates and normalizes this violence. Leah is very passionate about all issues pertaining to body autonomy including gendered violence and reproductive rights. She tweets at @Souleleah.
Ivy Yan (Resource Manager) is a 2015 graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in Social Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Though also a previous resident of San Diego, CA; Alberta, Canada; and Tianjin, China, she primarily hails from Carmel, Indiana. She loves intentional life-long service, inclusive social change, music, reading, eating, and any combination of the above. She hates wearing shoes and sitting in chairs. Ivy tweets at @ivyzyan.
Anisha Glanton is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she majors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and has a minor in American Culture Studies. As the former Student Director for Wash U’s Social Justice Center, she is passionate about fighting racial, economic, and gender based injustices. Anisha also enjoys reading, eating ice cream, and updating her cat’s Instagram.
Marybeth Seitz-Brown is an activist based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in development at the Roosevelt Institute and was an organizer with No Red Tape at Columbia University, where she studied linguistics with a focus on language and identity. She enjoys park activities (running, biking, reading, picnicking, etc) and ice cream. She tweets sporadically at @marybeth_sb.
Tracey Vitchers holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Women’s Studies and English from Williams Colleges and a Masters of the Arts in Comparative Women’s Studies from Utrecht University. Tracey works in nonprofit, serves on the board of the sexual violence prevention organization SAFER, and writes for The Huffington Post and PolicyMic.com. Tracey lives in Milford, Pennsylvania, with her partner, Troy, and their animals Mo and Nittay.
Dana Bolger, Board President, is a co-founder of Know Your IX, senior editor at Feministing.com, and student at Yale Law School. She’s testified twice before the U.S. Senate and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Nation, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera. You can find her on Twitter at @danabolger.
Alexandra Brodsky, Board Chair, is a co-founder of Know Your IX, for which she served as co-director for over two years. She got involved with Title IX work as an undergraduate at Yale when she and 15 friends filed a complaint against the university. Now, Alexandra is an editor at Feministing.com and a Skadden fellow at a D.C. nonprofit. Her writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, POLITICO Magazine, The Nation, the Atlantic, and Dissent. She tweets as @azbrodsky.
Know Your IX Board
Suzanna Bobadilla graduated from Harvard University in May 2013, where she majored in American History and Literature and worked at Harvard’s Women Center. She’s Interviews Contributor at Feministing.com, a KYIX ED ACT NOW alum, and is learning how to be an adult in San Francisco!
Shelby Knox is nationally known as the subject of the Sundance award-winning film, The Education of Shelby Knox, a 2005 documentary chronicling her teenage activism for comprehensive sex education and gay rights in her Southern Baptist community. She travels across the country as an itinerant feminist organizer, doing trainings, workshops and civil disobedience in the name of reproductive justice and sexual health.
Kate Jae Sun Sim became involved with Title IX as an undergraduate at Harvard when she founded and led the Our Harvard Can Do Better campaign to change its sexual assault policy and increase campus resources for survivors. After graduating in 2014, she spent a year overseeing a campus sexual violence awareness project at a rape crisis center in Seoul, South Korea. She is now a master’s student researching the intersections of big data, child abuse, and policy at the University of Oxford. Formerly an ED ACT NOW organizer, she now serves Know Your IX as a board member. She tweets as @katejsim.
Cari Simon is a victims’ rights attorney with Bode & Fierberg, LLP. She graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude and was the President of the Harvard Women’s Law Association and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal on Law & Gender.
Wagatwe Wanjuki is a survivor, writer, and activist who began doing anti-violence work when she co-lead the start of the movement to improve the sexual assault policy at Tufts University. Her writing on campus sexual violence has appeared on various sites and publications, including Feministing, Campus Progress, RH Reality Check, and The American Prospect.