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Promoting a healthy community free of abuse and violence at the University of Virginia

Our Team

 

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Rachel Kiliany, MPH, CHES

Program Coordinator for Prevention

Rachel completed her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and her Master’s in Public Health from Georgia Southern University.  As the Program Coordinator for Prevention, Rachel applies both of her fields of study to implementing and evaluating programs that seek to prevent power-based personal violence in the UVA community.  Rachel is passionate about creating environments that foster empathy, inclusivity, creativity, and well-being.   In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her sweet dog, Midnight, and re-reading Brené Brown books

 

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Victoria Mauer

Ph.D. Intern for Prevention

Victoria is originally from New Orleans, LA and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at New York University, as well as a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University. Victoria is currently a graduate student in the Psychology department working on her PhD in Community Psychology. She feels passionate about collaborating with students to find ways they can be agents of positive change in their own environments to prevent violence and oppression. Victoria helps with program evaluation and Green Dot facilitation. Fun Fact: Victoria likes to read and watch the many tv shows she is a fan of in her spare time.

 

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Nicole Moss

Graduate Intern for Prevention

Nicole is originally from Birmingham, AL and completed her undergraduate degree in Physical Activity and Health at Auburn University. She is curently working towards her Master's in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education. She originally got involved with prevention in her undergrad while working with Health Promotion and Wellness. She believes that prevention is something that everyone can and should be a part of; one small thing you do to intervene could change the course of someone's life. In her free time, she enjoys attending and teaching yoga classes; playing Candy Crush; and listening to true-crime podcasts.

 

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Janie Hammaker

#HOOSGotYourBack Intern

Janie is a fourth year in the College majoring in Foreign Affairs and Economics. She got involved in sexual violence prevention after attending a Green Dot overview talk her second year--no one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something! In her role as the #HoosGotYourBack Intern, she works with the team to develop and sustain community engagement in violence prevention efforts. Fun fact: She spent her summer in India working in rural development, specifically by building market linkages for young female entrepreneurs. 

 

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Katie Nicholson

Social Media Intern

Katie is a fourth-year Media Studies major from Danville, VA. She believes that prevention is incredibly important because it promotes education and critical thinking about issues of violence, strengthens the binds of our community, and shows that we care about each other. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, binging podcasts, and laughing as much as possible.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Claire Crane

Practicum Intern for Prevention

Claire is a visiting graduate student in her last semester at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Violence prevention, particularly around ending sexual violence, has always been one of her passions. She believes an environment that promotes empathy, inclusivity, and peace helps foster a community where all members can thrive. In her free time, you can find her taking a yoga class, catching up on reading, or binge watching a new Netflix series.

 

 

Lina Zimmerman

Graduate Intern for Prevention

Lina is a sixth-year working towards a Master's in Public Health. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Government with a minor in Bioethics. Lina's involvement in prevention efforts on grounds began when she joined One Less in 2013. As a member of One Less, she speaks to student groups about consent, healthy relationships, intimate partner violence, survivor support, and bystander intervention. In her free time she enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, and binge watching Netflix.