Who We Are
The Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP) has a staff of Crisis Intervention Counselors, a Prevention Educator and an Administrative Coordinator.
The Crisis Intervention Counselors are licensed mental health professionals—clinical social workers and mental health counselors—with experience in fields related to trauma. We rotate being on call and are available year round, 24 hours a day to respond to urgent situations by calling 617-353-SARP (7277). Counseling appointments can be scheduled with us by calling the same number when the office is open, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Director, Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center
I am a clinical social worker with an extensive background in both the treatment of trauma and college mental health. I was a crisis intervention counselor in BU’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic before becoming the director of SARP. In addition to travel, linguistics, and learning languages, I am a big fan of popular culture.
MSW, LICSW, Crisis Intervention Counselor
I am originally from a very small town (400!) in Pennsylvania, though Boston has been my home for many years now. After graduating from my undergraduate work at Oberlin College, I came to Boston to begin my work in the helping professions. I settled into working with survivors of intimate partner violence. After receiving my MSW from Simmons College, I continued to do work with trauma survivors in the domestic violence field, as well as working in the field of HIV. I am a licensed clinical social worker and am very excited to be joining the SARP team. I’m passionate about working with survivors of trauma and committed to providing the very best care possible. In my free time I love to play the piano, go long distance running, and watch independent movies.
Crisis Intervention Counselor
I enjoy advocating for students and supporting individuals in moments of crises just as I did in previous roles at BU with Residence Life and the Danielsen Institute. I look forward to providing the same compassionate care at SARP as a Crisis Intervention Counselor. Currently, I am a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology and Religion at BU, and I’m still adjusting to New England winters as a native Floridian. I enjoy warm and humid weather, spending time with family, and taking long walks.
Emma De Jesus
MSW, LCSW, Crisis Intervention Counselor
I am a clinical social worker with a background in supporting children, families and young adults with complex trauma histories related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and community violence. I received my B.A. in Gender Studies from Simmons College and my M.S.W from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College where I focused on child and adolescent trauma treatment. I spent four years supporting young people and their families in schools and community clinics in the South Bronx and East Harlem, New York. I am excited to be back in Boston joining the amazing SARP team as a Crisis Intervention Counselor! In my free time I like to travel, paint and spend time with friends and family.
Health and Prevention Educator
I am originally from Western New York, and moved to Boston to attend BU School of Public Health. I’ve been involved in several health and social justice initiatives across the Northeast and am a multi-term AmeriCorps alumna. I’m passionate about promoting healthy relationships, sexual health, pro-social bystander action, and the wellbeing of the BU student community. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering, cycling, hiking, and scoring great thrift store treasures.
I graduated from St. John’s University in 2013, with a degree in Biology. During my undergraduate years, I was a wellness peer educator, helping to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors on campus. I am passionate about promoting sexual health and the general well being of individuals. I enjoy having great discussions, watching television shows and listening to music.
I am a 2 year old Boston Terrier in training to be a therapy dog. Originally from Florida, I came to SARP when my first family recognized my energy level required more than they could support. I now spend most days at the office and the rest of my time at home, sleeping and snoring. I am goofy, playful, I love attention and sometimes I become so excited I forget I am not supposed to jump on people. My hobbies are eating and snuggling and farting.