Sage Carson 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. She is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware where she studied Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies with a concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services. She is based in Washington D.C. and you can find her on twitter at @Sage_Gaea.
Elizabeth Boyle is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame where she studies Political Science, Peace Studies, and International Development. At Notre Dame she serves as a seminar leader at the Center for Social Concerns, the Public Relations Commissioner for the Gender Relations department of Student Government, and the co-President of the Model United Nations Club. Outside of working with Know Your IX, Elizabeth enjoys singing with the Notre Dame Folk Choir, hiking through Utah, and spending hours exploring NYC.
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 is a State and Federal Organizer at Know Your IX. Sejal joined the Title IX movement as a student at Columbia University. She’s organized with Know Your IX since 2015, where she co-authored our State Policy Playbook and has worked to defeat anti-survivor legislation across the country. Today, she is a columnist at Feministing and a student at Harvard Law School, where her work focuses on ending barriers to education and workplace justice. Find her on Twitter at @Sej_Singh.
Monica Sobrin is a graduate of Fordham University, where she studied English, History, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Currently, she serves as a Legislative Assistant in the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence and Regional Adviser for It’s On Us. Monica has a passion for intersectional feminism, queer theory, intentional living, and classical Indian Kathak dance. When she’s not protesting on weekends, she enjoys taking long walks along the Hudson River and feeding her guinea pigs far more celery sticks than any animal should be able to consume.
Faith Ferber is a senior at American University double majoring in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. On campus she founded the AU Students Against Sexual Violence club and created the first draft of AU’s mandatory sexual assault prevention education program. Faith is passionate about educating others on consent and interrupting the sexual abuse to prison pipeline. When she’s not smashing the patriarchy, you can find Faith being too competitive playing Mario Kart or narrating the thoughts of dogs.
Lupita Gonzalez is an undergraduate student at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota studying English. During her sophomore year, she led the first charge by students in recent memory to review university practices around sexual misconduct reporting and Title IX procedures. She is a member of the university’s planning committee for sexual assault awareness month where she works with other student activists and university officials on sexual assault and harassment education and advocacy. When she is not fighting the patriarchy, she loves to read, write, watch documentaries, and spend time with her nieces and nephew. You can find her on twitter at @ligonz14 .
Clarissa Brooks 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 is a Junior at the University of Delaware carrying out a double major in Philosophy and Political Science. 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 changes that would recognize the long-ignored needs of undocumented, DACA, and TPS students on campus. You can find her *attempting* to tweet at @_PerezOrtiz .
Development and Communications Organizers
Megan Magray is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in gender studies and minored in English literature and communication design. While in St. Louis, she served as editor-in-chief of her college newspaper and interned for ALIVE Magazine, LaunchCode, and Coolfire Studios. She tweets about Jane the Virgin, creative inspiration, and injustice at @megkmag .
Mina Aria graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016, with a degree in Islamic Studies, History, and Political Science. As a student, she founded a Students for Justice in Palestine chapter on her campus. Since graduating, she has continued to advocate for Palestinian liberation as a local organizer with the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace. She also works full time as a health care organizer with Planned Parenthood. Throughout her organizing experience, Stephanie has focused on supporting survivors within movement spaces. In her free time, she works at her neighborhood bookstore, frequently visits the St. Louis Art Museum, and enjoys watching horror movies.
Venkayla Haynes is a student at Spelman College studing biology. Her work around sexual violence began by working with the ItsOnUs campaign in 2015 by serving on their inaugural ItsOnUs Student Advisory Committee where she had the opportunity to meet and introduce Vice President Joe Biden. With ItsOnUs she did many events on and off campus to educate the community on Title IX, consent, and sexual violence. She recently helped fight against a bill in Georgia known as HB51 that focuses on mandatory reporting, Venkayla and other Georgia student activists were able to successfully defeat the bill twice. Outside of starting with Know Your IX, Venkayla is now a Regional Advisor for ItsOnUs and also an Ambassador for NOMORE. You can find her on twitter at @VenkaylaHaynes .
Anisha Glanton is a recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis where she trained as a peer counselor for those affected by sexual violence. She is passionate about eradicating racial, economic, and gender discrimination and increasing involvement in local politics. Anisha enjoys eating ice cream, hanging with her cat, and tweeting at @Rather_Savage .
Isabel Rooper is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame where she studies Political Science and Sociology. Isabel sits on the University Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention, directs the Department of Gender Relations, and researches school segregation and inequitable disciplinary practices in the South Bend, IN, school district. She loves running, dogs, and writing snarky op-eds in her free time.
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.