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Sage Carson (She/Her/Hers) is the Manager of Know Your IX. She began working with KYIX in 2015 to successfully defeat a mandatory police referral bill in Delaware. Sage has worked and volunteered as an advocate for survivors of gender violence in the criminal legal system, on campus, and in her community. She previously worked as the campaign coordinator for She Decide Delaware, where she successfully passed a bill that codified Roe v. Wade into the Delaware state code. As a student activist, Sage created the #UDoBetter campaign– which lead to the creation of new Title IX policies and procedures, as well as prevention education and survivor services. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies with a concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services from the University of Delaware. She is based in Washington D.C. and you can find her on twitter at @Sage_Gaea.
Elizabeth Boyle is a senior at the University of Notre Dame where she studies Political Science and Peace Studies. Elizabeth serves as the Student Body President, volunteers as an SOS Rape Crisis Advocate with the Family Justice Center and is the co-founder of the StaND 4 IX campaign. She is also a seminar leader at the Center for Social Concerns, a member of the Notre Dame Folk Choir, and researches the intersection of religion and peacebuilding through the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Elizabeth’s work focuses on promoting activism at religious institutions, specifically surrounding Title IX and the rights of LGBTQIA+ students. She is based in Indiana and you can find her on twitter at @EABoyle7
Ose Arheghan (They/Them) is a second year at Ohio State University studying political science and sexuality studies. Ose the Lead Organizer at Trans Student Educational Resources and has been honored by GLSEN and The Matthew Shepard Foundation for their trans-related advocacy. You can read their bylines on the GLAAD AMP blog.
Sarah Nesbitt (She/Her/Hers) graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. While a student, she served as an advocate on local crisis lines and in domestic violence court, conducted IPV prevention trainings on campus, worked in activism and policy against police brutality, and regularly testified in support of abortion access before the Missouri state legislature. Most recently, she worked on the policy team at the Texas Council on Family Violence while volunteering with Jane’s Due Process, helping minors seeking abortions navigate the judicial bypass process. She is now a J.D. candidate at Georgetown University Law Center, committed to a life of lawyering for reproductive justice. She is based in Washington D.C.
Naina Agrawal-Hardin (She/Her/Hers) is a high school junior based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She got involved with anti gender violence work through volunteering at a local domestic abuse shelter and serving as a peer educator in her community on issues of sexual assault and abusive teen relationships. She also works on climate justice on both a local and national level, and she is excited to apply her organizing experience to protecting and enforcing Title IX through her work with Know Your IX on the policy team. Find her on twitter @nainagradin
Jaslin Kaur (She/Her/Hers) is a recent graduate of the City University of New York, Hunter College with a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies and Human Rights. She also holds an A.A. from Nassau Community College and is proudly based in New York. She is currently an ambassador with the United State of Women. Jaslin’s academic and advocacy work engages the intersections of gender-based violence, political persecution, and immigrant justice. At Hunter, she co-curated the Phenomenal Women series to highlight the plight of Latin American asylum seekers fleeing gender-based violence and the conditions of family detention centers. Jaslin also worked on immigrant justice for AAPI women at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum in DC and led workshops on the impact of exclusionary immigration laws on AAPIs at the NYC Asian American Student Conference. In her free time, she enjoys running, practicing karate and yoga, and trying new recipes. Jaslin’s work has appeared in HuffPost, Romper, Glimpse Magazine, make/shift Magazine, WBAI Pacifica Radio, and ITV Gold. You can find her on twitter @jaslinkaur217
Faith Ferber (She/Her/Hers) is a graduate student at Rutgers University School of Social Work, where she specializes in violence against women and children. She also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from American University. While at AU, Faith founded the Students Against Sexual Violence club and created AU’s mandatory sexual assault prevention education program. Currently, she interns as a case manager at a domestic violence shelter. This is Faith’s third year on the KYIX team, and she’s excited to meld her social work knowledge with student organizing. In her free time, Faith can be seen gushing over her cat, Fluff, or the closest animal she can find. She is based in New Jersey.
Andy Turner (They/ Them/ Theirs) is a current junior at Georgetown University studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs. As a Hoya, Andy focuses their work around the sexual violence in the queer community as a Student Advisory Board member for Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Peer Educators. Additionally, Andy is among a group of students who planned the inaugural WERC (Working to End Rape Culture) Summit which seeks to bring members of the DC community together in dialogue around interpersonal violence. Andy’s commitment to anti-violence continues to shape their work as an undergraduate as they have also organized with One DC to stop the war on affordable housing in DC. In their free time, Andy is ideally cooking with friends or ranting about literally any minor inconvenience. And is based in Washington D.C.
Clarissa Brooks (She/Her/Hers) is a senior at Spelman College, a journalist, and a community organizer. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Clarissa works to blend her love of community, ethical journalism and scholarship in a way that will create a better world. She has been an ONA HBCU Fellow, Equality For Her Intern and Summer Fellow for Students For Education Reform. She has also been engaged in community organizing work and journalism for nearly 3 years. From mobilizing communities, hosting teach-ins, leading direct actions, and developing policy her love of community always comes first. You can find her on twitter at @ClarissaMBrooks .
Karla Perez (She/Her/Hers) is a Senior at the University of Delaware carrying out a double major in Philosophy and Political Science and a minor in Women’s Studies. At UD, Karla is a student advocate for Sexual Offense Support (SOS). Through SOS, Karla works with other UD advocates to support survivors by providing resources, information, and implementing proactive programs to combat gender-based violence and sexual assault. In 2017, Karla was a part of the inception of the No Blue Hen is Illegal Collective, an immigrant rights group urging the University of Delaware to implement policy and culture changes that would recognize the long-ignored needs of undocumented, DACA, and TPS students on campus. She is based in Delaware and you can find her *attempting* to tweet at @_PerezOrtiz
Celia Ziliak (She/Her/Hers) is a senior at Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY. Celia is the School Climate Gender Dynamics Research Lead at the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team and the Vice President of her school’s environmental club. After dealing with sexual harassment and assault she did a research study on Peer-to-Peer Sexual Harassment in High School that got over 1,000 responses from 42 states and 2 U.S. territories and created an organization called (S)HE Matters which stands for Sexual Harassment Education Matters. Her work was featured in local newspapers as well as Teen Vogue, Ms. Magazine, and Girls’ Life Mag. She strives to foster conversations on sexual violence among youth in her community and wants to give every student the tools they need to advocate for themselves. You can find her on twitter at @celia_ziliak
Zoey Brewer (She/Her/Hers) is currently a Senior at White Station High School in Memphis, TN. In addition to maintaining a present role in her school’s community, she has taken on leadership roles in the Memphis and international organizing community.Zoey centers her work on gender based violence, gun violence, and political empowerment. She has spent the past four years working with Girls Learn International as a Student Advisory Board officer for chapters in the Western Region and President of the Memphis Chapter. GLI also provided the opportunity for Zoey to work with UN Women. At the United Nations’ 63rd Commission on the Status of Women, Zoey was able to speak on a UN panel concerning girls’ political empowerment. She has also organized local town halls, campaigns, and protests. In her free time, Zoey enjoys kickboxing, musical theatre, and reading. You can find her on twitter at @zoeylanelle .
Taj’Zhere (tah-zhur-ree) Dillard (She/Her/Hers) is 20 years old. Her hobbies include reading, writing, eating, and dancing. She is a junior, psychology major at Clark Atlanta University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she will be pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience and a M.D., with a specialty in psychiatry. Her intention is for her practice to facilitate the mental, emotional, and developmental healing of marginalized people. In addition to that, she hopes to conduct neuroscience research that will help restructure the ways in which the medical field treats and engages with psychological disorders. Social justice has been one of her passions for years. Her studies in psychology have caused that passion to shift into a sense of obligation to herself and her community. While in college, she has organized around reproductive justice, sex education, HIV/AIDS awareness, and sexual violence. She does this work primarily as a peer health educator and the president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action at her university.
Sunny Lu (She/Her/Hers) is a high school senior in St. Louis, Missouri. She been doing student organizing work for several years now, first around the intersections of gun violence, then with Youth Climate Strike, local abortion rights, immigration, and racial justice. She has organized and spearheaded rallies, teach-ins, protests, walk-outs, and student organizations. In her work she attempts to further conversation beyond liberal outcry and towards abolition of borders, prisons/cages, white supremacy and colonization and imperialism, and community building. She has been featured in WaPo, StLMag, St. Louis public radio, refinery29’s YouTube, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for her activism. She is also a photographer and artist (@sunnywithacamera on Instagram), amateur film geek, and constantly pisses off conservatives, liberals, and administrators alike at school.
Isabel Rooper (She/Her/Hers) is a senior at Yale University studying Political Science. She previously attended the University of Notre Dame where she worked against sexual violence through advocacy campaigns, policy proposals, and engagement with anti-violence organizations in South Bend, IN. Isabel cares about good writing and making education more accessible. In her free time, she loves running, cooking, and writing snarky op-eds. She is based in New Haven, Connecticut.
Ashka Dighe (She/Her/Hers) is a third year Neuroscience, Health & Society, and Plan II triple major at the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in healthcare law and policy, nonprofit and volunteer work, and women’s health. She’s been passionate about human rights and social justice since she was in primary school and has always known that her career will involve promotion of human rights in some way. Ashka has done a lot of work with Texas state legislatures to advocate for better Title IX procedures and access to more comprehesive resources for survivors. She’s also a member of Texas 4000 for Cancer and does research about preventive treatment for infectious diseases.
Bridget Lavin (She/Her/Hers) is a recent graduate of Hamilton College, where she double majored Women’s and Gender Studies and Theatre. In college, she served as a Policy Chair of the Sexual Misconduct and Assault Reform Taskforce (SMART), a grassroots activist organization dedicated to ending the culture of sexual violence at Hamilton, ran the Policy Advisors for Sexual Assault program, and worked as a Peer Advocate. In 2017, she pursued a fellowship in which she developed a verbatim theatre play about experiences of sexual assault at small, liberal arts colleges, presenting anonymous stories of survivors on stage as they were told in personal interviews. In addition to gender violence, she focuses on education policy and increasing access to education. She is based in New York City and you can find her on twitter at @bridgetclavs
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
Dana Bolger (see Co-Founder)
Alexandra Brodsky (see Co-Founder)
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 the Fierberg National Law Group, PLLC. 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.