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2018 Get Involved - Be Prepared - Make a Change!

Sexual Violence and Resistance on Campus

Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller

Dr. Rebecca Fielding-MillerDr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego in the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Public Health and the Center on Gender Equity and Health. Her research examines structural drivers of HIV and gender based violence in the United States and sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the intersection of race, gender, and economic inequality. She holds an MSPH in International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa from 2006-2008 and as a Fulbright Scholar in Swaziland in 2013-2014.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a national program designed to provide women with the concepts and methods needed for self-defense. The program enables women to take a more active role in protecting themselves and their psychological well-being.

Sgt. Scott Gustafson, UC San Diego Police Department

Sgt. Scott Gustafson

Scott GustafsonNow a police sergeant with the UC San Diego police department, Scott Gustafson got his start working as a student Community Service Officer (CSO) on campus.  Scott graduated from Revelle College in 2000 and then graduated from the San Diego Regional Police Academy in 2002.  After graduating from the police academy, Scott continued his work at UCSD as a police officer with the UCSD Police Department.  With a background in martial arts, Scott took an interest in and joined the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Team at the UCSD Police Department.  Scott has been teaching the RAD Basic Program for 12 years.  In addition to teaching the RAD program, Scott is a defensive tactics instructor for the department, teaching police officers self-defense and arrest and control techniques.

Imagine a Feminist Future

Marine Brookolo

Marine BrookoloMarnie Brookolo is Director of the Women’s Center and a Campus Diversity Officer at the University of California, San Diego. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Critical Gender Studies and Political Science from UC San Diego and a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. At the Women’s Center, Marnie works to create opportunities for education and engagement around gender and social justice issues. Through partnerships with a wide range of on and off campus organizations, Marnie and the Women’s Center promote equity, diversity and inclusion at UC San Diego and beyond.

From Bullying to Sexual Harassment:
You Too, Can Make a Change

Alejandra Aguilar, Center for Community

Alejandra Aguilar

Alejandra Aguilar

Alejandra is an energetic and extremely passionate preventionista with over 15 years of experience facilitating and developing culturally humble educational programs for diverse audiences. In her current role as Prevention, Education, and Advocacy Services Director at Center for Community Solutions and with a background in counseling and child development, Alejandra strives to take the message of healthy relationships, consent, and bystander engagement to all communities and in a way that is welcomed and empowering. To Alejandra, it is about creating educational programs that meet the community where they are at, not where you expect them to be. Throughout her career, the prevention of intimate partner violence has been at the forefront of what she does, all in an effort to ensure that youth, parents, and teachers have access to the information and resources that can support the living of healthier relationships that are built on equality and respect. In addition to being an educator, Alejandra also advocates for anti-oppressive behaviors. She understands the intersectionality between oppression and violence, and that as long as there is oppression, there will be violence. This way through her activism and leadership, Alejandra shares the importance of learning how we can all challenge our own privilege to advocate for communities free of violence and oppression.