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.
Brian is a Senior Politics major and English minor from Tucson, Arizona. He is involved on campus as a leader in Peer Health Exchange, a writing advisor in the Center for Academic Excellence, and research assistant. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, reading, watching movies, and exploring the nooks and crannies of L.A. He is excited to work with Project S.A.F.E. to create a safe, supportive, and equitable community for survivors and allies of all identities.
Dana is a Senior Biology major from Kirkland, Washington. She is also a research assistant for the Vantuna Research Group, a teacher's assistant for marine biology courses, and an independent researcher in the Symbiosis Lab. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in biology focusing on marine and microbial systems as well as educational outreach for under-served students in STEM disciplines. In my free time Dana likes to read, try new food around LA, play beach volleyball, and ride her motorcycle. With Project SAFE Dana is excited to continue to foster a community of care for survivors as well as maintain open dialogue with students, faculty, and staff of all identities regarding issues of sexual assault. She is also hoping to make new partnerships to strengthen the network of resources and support for our community.
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.
Project S.A.F.E. Program Coordinator and Prevention Education Specialist
Marianne Frapwell, MSW, MBA
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Marianne received her MSW and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and has dedicated her professional career to providing effective and compassionate trauma-informed care to individuals and groups. Marianne oversees Project S.A.F.E.'s 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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Project S.A.F.E. Manager and Survivor Advocate
Karla Aguilar, MSW
The Survivor Advocate, Karla Aguilar, provides highly confidential crisis support and resource options to students who experience sexual and power-based violence of any kind. Karla operates within an empowerment model of support, aiming to provide survivors/victims with on and off campus resources and supporting whichever path the survivor/victim feels will be most helpful. Resources include, but is 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 medical services 24 hours a day. Accompaniment services can be accessed via Oxy's 24/7 Confidential Hotline, 323.341.4141. Karla is certified in Domestic Violence intervention and on her free time volunteers as a certified Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate at Peace Over Violence.
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