Meet Our Staff
Project S.A.F.E. acknowledges the training, skills, passion, and sensitivity necessary in providing quality and effective prevention and intervention resources. We are committed to continuously developing staff, providing support, and empowering ourselves and the Oxy community.
Project S.A.F.E. Program Assistants
Programming Assistants, along with the Program Coordinator, lead peer-education presentations that engage student organizations, fraternities, sororities, athletic teams and other OXY community members. Are you interested in a training or more education? Contact us! Project S.A.F.E.'s Prevention staff present on various topics that include OXY Upstander (bystander) intervention, healthy/unhealhty relationships, stalking, consent and sexual assault prevention.
Jay Miller, a Junior Urban Environmental Policies major sees himself as pretty unique. Hoping to some day be a well-known urbanist and policy maker here in Southern California which has been his home for 20 years. Currently he is playing on the basketball team here at Oxy and is collecting shoes and playing video games in his spare time. The reason he's joined project safe is to help educate others and inspire change within the Oxy community. With two more years at Oxy he'd like to see the community begin moving in the right direction, changing the culture here forever.
Rebecca is a Junior Biochemistry and Spanish major and Mathematics minor from Portland, Oregon. At Oxy she is a member of the Women's Lacrosse team, as well the Leadership Council for Peer Health Exchange. Over the summer Rebecca studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, taking classes and traveling throughout the country. In her free time she enjoys hiking, drinking coffee, and finding the best places for breakfast and dessert in LA. Rebecca joined Project S.A.F.E. to be a part of a positive change on Oxy's campus, and to work with students of all backgrounds to create a supportive campus atmosphere.
Tony Romero is a Critical Theory & Social Justice major and Premed student from Phoenix, Arizona. They are a Sunday Market Place omelet bar enthusiast, a Cooler milkshake mixologist and Green Bean late night frequenter. In the future they aspire to pursue a career in the medical field with an emphasis in social justice applications and nonprofit work. Tony has joined the Project SAFE team in efforts of bringing attention to and centering programming on the intersections of race, gender, queerness and power in the context of prevention, safety and relationship building. They also hope to integrate critical theory transformative justice models into the functions of the office.
Elizabeth is a Studio Art and Sociology major from the Bay Area. She is the co-founder of Spacedog Art Collab and enjoys painting T-shirts and petting animals in her free time. She hopes to become a high school teacher in the future and own several chickens, dogs, cats, and one snake. She joined Project S.A.F.E. to help create a culture where everyone, no matter where they are from, can feel secure and supported, knowledgable and supportive.
Project S.A.F.E. Program Coordinator and Prevention Education Specialist
The Program Coordinator, Dana Michels, oversees Project S.A.F.E.'s overall comprehensive prevention strategies and efforts. This includes prevention education, programming and training on topics that relate to power-based violence and Oxy's Upstander bystander intervention program.
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Marianne Frapwell, MSW, MBA
The Survivor Advocate, Marianne Frapwell, provides highly confidential crisis support and resource options to students who experience sexual and power-based violence of any kind. Marianne operates within an empowerment model of support, aiming to provide survivors/victims with on and off campus resources and facilitating whichever path the survivor/victim feels will be most helpful. Resources include, but are not limited to, assisting survivors/victims with all steps of the Oxy adjudication process, case management, and accompanying survivors/victims to rape treatment centers and law enforcement or criminal justice appointments. Medical accompaniments are available 24/7 and can be can be accessed via Oxy's 24/7 Confidential Hotline, (323) 341-4141. Marianne is certified as a Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate from Peace Over Violence.
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