Meet Our Staff

  • VACANT, CARE Director

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  • Emma Rouda, Violence Prevention Educator / Confidential Advocate

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    Emma is the Violence Prevention Education Coordinator and is one of the Confidential Advocates for student, staff, and faculty survivors of sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment at UCSC.
    Emma does individual advocacy work for survivors' safety and healing and coordinates the sexual violence prevention for the UCSC population. They work with student staff and volunteers to create workshops, events, and social media campaigns in an effort to spread knowledge on affirmative consent, healthy intimate partner relationships, bystander intervention, how to support survivors, and what services CARE provides.
    Emma is passionate about reducing the shame and blame that is often put on survivors of violence and fostering a culture of consent at UCSC and beyond.
  • Tona Karlsson, Confidential Advocate

    Tona Karlsson, Confidential Advocate

    Tona is a Confidential Advocates for student, staff, and faculty survivors of sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment at UCSC.
    Tona does individual advocacy work for survivors' safety and healing. 

  • Katia Shrayber, Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator

    Katia Shrayber, Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator

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    I am a fourth year from Porter and I am a double major in Psychology and Film & Digital Media. A fun fact about me is that I have really complicated Starbucks orders, so this is a public apology to all the lovely baristas in the world. I became involved with CARE because I was browsing the ER system for on-campus jobs and have previously heard of CARE, so I was excited to find an opportunity to work with them! For my position this year, I will be creating our publicity materials, such as flyers and posters and other rad stuff. I am looking forward to using my love for graphics to promote and grow a culture of consent!

  • Lourdes Dizon, CARE Intern

    I am a second year associated with College Nine/Ten and a double major in Politics and Literature. A fun fact about me is that a significant portion of the outward things I like start with the letter "C," such as corgis, cupcakes, cauliflower, Cheerios, cheerfulness, etc. Back in Sacramento, I was involved in a politics program (CIVITAS) at my high school and I volunteered for a Non-Profit Organization (RMHC); from these two experiences, my interest in advocacy was sparked. I then found CARE when job hunting and the position rejuvenated my passion for public support for communities. I'm excited about the future workshops that CARE will host and about spreading knowledge on consent, with resources for students on campus. 
  • Gianna Passalacqua, CARE Intern

    I am a second year undergraduate affiliated with Cowell College and a double major in Politics and Literature with a concentration in Comparative Politics. I love running, swimming, and keeping active, and a fun fact about myself is that I participated twice in the California International Marathon. This is my third year working in interpersonal violence prevention and I choose to work for CARE because I believe everyone has a right to an education that is free from sexual violence. I am excited to lead workshops surrounding topics such as mental health in intimate relationships, supporting survivors, and navigating trauma. I hope to promote a diverse and healing environment for all students.