Our Team

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Founding Co-Directors

IMG_4962Dana Bolger (also ED ACT NOW Campaign Organizer) recently graduated from Amherst College, where she studied Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, and co-founded it happens here, an anti-sexual violence organization pushing for cultural and institutional change on campus, as well as Know Your IX. You can find her on Twitter at @danabolger.

 

Screen shot 2014-01-28 at 5.29.35 PMAlexandra Brodsky (also ED ACT NOW Campaign Organizer) is a co-founder of KYIX, editor at Feministing.com, and student at Yale Law School. She got involved with Title IX work as an undergraduate at Yale when she and 15 friends filed a complaint against the university. Alexandra hopes to spend her life organizing against interpersonal and structural violence through methods that resist, rather than strengthen, the prison system. She tweets as @azbrodsky.

Ad Managers

RK HeadshotRebecca Krevat 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.

 

IMG_9553Gabi Serrato Marks is a rising senior at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. She is an Earth and Oceanographic Science major and plays club water polo. She loves oreo ice cream, science, and cats.

 

 

unnamedIvy Yan is a rising senior Social Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality major at Harvard College. 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.

Graphic Design

HB_headshotHana Bajramovic graduated from Harvard College in 2013 with a degree in English. She is a first year at Yale Law School interested in issues of race, gender, and sexuality.

Organizational Outreach

brianaBriana Aracena Delaney is a rising senior at the University of Maryland, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in TESOL. She hates shoes, loves talking, and is absolutely thrilled to be working with KYIX.

 

 

DSC_0102 2Chandini Jha is a rising junior at Georgetown University, where she is studying Gender Studies and Government. She is politically active with College Democrats and is a Sexual Assault Peer Educator on campus.

Profile Team

unnamedEmma Goldberg, profile editor, is a rising junior at Yale University studying political science. Passionate about campus activism, Emma is a board member of the Yale Women’s Center and a student representative on the University’s Title IX Committee. She is also the Opinion Editor of the Yale Daily News. In her spare time, Emma loves tweeting, wonkblog, and HBO Girls.

 

Photo on 1-31-14 at 4.27 PMKatarina Hyatt is a student at Mount Holyoke College where she studies International Relations and History. She was born in New Orleans, but currently resides in Germany. She is very passionate about the issues of human trafficking and sexual violence. She enjoys reading, ballet, and cards against humanity!

 

Angela Lee is a proud feminist hailing from Austin, Texas. Currently, however, she writes from the snowy confines of Boston as she finishes her senior year of college. Her interest in sexual assault and rape culture stems from her experience as a peer counselor and mental health specialist. She is very much excited to pursue women’s health post-grad and, in the meanwhile, to join the amazing KYIX team!

 

unnamedAnahvia Taiyib is a womanist who enjoys fighting kyriarchy, reading books, writing, the color pink, footed onesie pajamas, and laughing. She’s also a professional napper. Anahvia is currently a junior at Harvard College studying psychology with a focus on psychopathology.

 

Social Media Manager

unnamed_2Sarah Gutman is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. A double major in Classical Languages & Literatures and Political Science, she is currently navigating the world of unpaid internships before she inevitably returns to grad 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.

Special Project Organizer

page-0John Kelly (also ED ACT NOW Campaign Organizer) is a senior studying Religion and Sociology at Tufts University. He’s a survivor, a past contributor to Know Your IX, and a member of ED ACT NOW, our team that’s working to get the Department of Education to better implement Title IX. He served on the Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), shaping the regulations surrounding the recent changes to VAWA, and representing male and LGBTQ survivors, and student interests more generally. He loves all animals, especially manatees and big dogs, Andrea Gibson, and fun socks. He tweets at @john_m_kelly.

Task Manager

unnamedNicole Ratliff is a single parent to four-year-old twins and recently graduated from Georgia Regents University (formally Augusta State University) with a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies. When she is not with her twins, she spends her time volunteering in her community.

Website Caretaker

unnamedTracey 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.

ED ACT NOW Campaign Organizers

Know Your IX’s ED ACT NOW campaign is demanding the government hold schools accountable for violating Title IX. Join our team.

photo-2Suzanna Bobadilla graduated from Harvard University this past May where she majored in American History and Literature and worked at Harvard’s Women Center. This last summer, she worked on ED ACT NOW outreach and wrote for Policy Mic and Feministing. Today she is still learning how to be an adult in San Francisco and is incredibly grateful to be a part of this team!

 

IMG_4962Dana Bolger (see KYIX Founding Co-Director)

 

 

 

Screen shot 2014-01-28 at 5.29.35 PMAlexandra Brodsky (see KYIX Founding Co-Director)

 

 

 

page-0John Kelly (see Special Projects Organizer)

 

 

 

jasmineJasmine Lester is an activist and alumna of Arizona State University. She founded and directs Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault.

 

 

 

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Olivia Ortiz is an activist at the University of Chicago, where she is studying linguistics. On campus, she is a founding director of the Phoenix Survivors Alliance and co-director of the campus Clothesline Project. A native of the Arizona desert, she endures Chicago’s cold winters by sampling all the great pizza the city has to offer.

 

kyixAlyssa Peterson is an alumna at 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. She is most interested in the intersections of violence and poverty and serves as a domestic violence advocate.

 

one diva one micZoe Ridolfi-Starr (Columbia ’15) is a co-founder of No Red Tape, a group of survivors and allies fighting to end sexual violence and rape culture at Columbia and beyond. As a second generation queer woman and a survivor of sexual violence survivor herself, she is committed to centering the voices of survivors and people of marginalized identity in anti-violence work, and building community-based solutions to sexual violence that do not rely on inherently violent institutions like the prison-industrial complex. She enjoys searching for the best dumplings in NYC.

IMG_4887Ayushi Roy graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with a dual degree in Human Rights and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, with a “minor” in Organizing and Social Activism. This California native with refugee heritage is passionate about issues of structural and intimate violence and has worked with asylum seekers, immigration detainees, and refugee women in conflict zones. She hopes to continue organizing, writing, and restaurant-hopping at Oxford in fall 2015 and beyond.

unnamedKate Jae Sun Sim is a Korean-American from California and a senior at Harvard joint-concentrating in Social Studies and Gender Studies. She got involved with Title IX organizing through founding the Our Harvard Can Do Better campaign to address rape culture at her school. She is interested in consent and power, trauma processing, collective accountability, and how certain victim narratives are privileged over others. In her free time, she watches too many TV shows and movies, reads too many makeupping blogs, and gets too overwhelmed thinking about k/pop punk magic while listening to 2NE1, Good Charlotte, One Direction, Rihanna, and Tswift.

wagatweWagatwe Wanjuki is a writer and activist based in New York City area. She first started organizing around campus sexual violence as a student at Tufts University and uses her experience as a survivor to help highlight and prevent institutional apathy and abuse of survivors.