Assistant Director, GBV Prevention
Katie coordinates outreach and education to members of the VT community on issues related to gender-based violence, including all forms of sexual and relationship violence, abuse, stalking, harassment, and cyber harassment. She works to promote awareness of these forms of violence and to engage students, faculty, and staff in ending all forms of gender based violence by aiding them in the development of the knowledge, skills, and courage to be active bystanders and positive members of their community. This work includes coordinating Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) at Virginia Tech, advising SAVES (Sexual Assault and Violence Education by Students), coordinating the Red Flag Campaign and White Ribbon Campaign on our campus, and providing guest lectures and presentations for classrooms, student organizations, and others on campus. Katie also has training in crisis intervention and experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence, and provides direct services to students, faculty, and staff.
Katie received her B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Miami University. She received her M.S. in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University.