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.
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.
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 BU in May 2014 with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. As an undergrad I volunteered with the Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism, promoting sexual health on campus and working with SARP to develop programs like Sexual Assault Awareness Week. I am very excited to support the SARP team in making Boston University a safer and healthier community!