Project SAFE 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. Browse below to meet our 2022-2023 team!

If you are interested in putting together a training with our Staff and/or Peer Advocates, contact us! Project SAFE's team is happy and able to develop audience-specific trainings, workshops, and other contant on various topics that include Oxy Upstander (bystander) intervention, healthy boundaries and consent, healthy/unhealthy relationships, stalking, sexual assault prevention, and the Empowerment Model of survivor support.

Project SAFE Staff

The Project SAFE staff, consisting right now of 3 full-time employees, strives wholeheartedly to pursue Project SAFE's mission of "Educate and Advocate." We work together in our various roles to meet the needs both of students experiencing crisis or trauma, as well as to engage the Oxy community in building a healthier culture.

Project SAFE Director and Survivor Advocate

Lizzy Denny (she/her/hers) is originally from Louisville, Kentucky but has lived in Los Angeles for the past 8 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Earlham College in Comparative Languages and Linguistics as well as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. It was at Earlham that she...

Project SAFE Prevention Education Coordinator

Joaquin is a healing justice advocate, meditation facilitator, and abolitionist from Long Beach, CA (occupied Tongva/Chumash Land). Joaquin earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Queer Studies from CSU Fullerton in 2017. Since 2015, Joaquin has been invested in community care through...

Project SAFE Intake and Programs Coordinator

Stephani Candelaria (she/her/ella) is a musician/activist and trauma-informed, decolonization-focused educator from San Juan Bautista, California (Amah Mutsun tribal land). She holds a Masters degree in Education from Mills College in Oakland, CA (Ohlone tribal land), and has more than 10 years...

Peer Advocates

Project SAFE Peer Advocates, along with the program coordinator, lead peer education presentations that engage student organizations, fraternities, sororities, athletic teams and other Oxy community members. In addition to their role as educators, Peer Advocates are also available to talk as peer supports. Click on the name of any PA to view their drop-in hours and locations!

Project SAFE Peer Advocate

Pronouns: she/her/hers, they/them/theirs

Liv is a sophomore from Southern California who is majoring in Media Arts and Culture and minoring in Interdisciplinary Writing and Gender Studies. They have been involved with Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition (OSAC), the La Encina Yearbook, and Oxy's Chapter...

Project SAFE Peer Advocate

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Irene is an Urban & Environmental Policy Major from Portland, Oregon. They love growing and cooking food, as well as rollerskating around the quad and skatepark. Part of why they joined Project SAFE was their belief in the need for better education about (un)healthy...

Project SAFE Peer Advocate

Pronouns: she/her

Pooja is a junior from the Bay Area majoring in Cognitive Science and double minoring in Neuroscience and Computer Science. Pooja is also a part of SASA, PULSE and Dance Pro. She loves dancing, trying new things, and taking long walks. In Project SAFE, she hopes to provide more...

Project SAFE Peer Advocate

Pronouns: he/him, xe/xem

Koi is a third year from the Bay Area majoring in Religious Studies and English and minoring in Asian Studies and Classics. He is also a part of Oxy’s YDSA, Fang, and DSU, and enjoys cooking, caring for plants, making art, and sleeping. At Project SAFE, xe wants to help...

Project SAFE Peer Advocate

Pronouns: she/her

Ella is an Oxy Sophomore. While her major is undecided, she is a Studio Art/Spanish minor. She also plays on the Women's Soccer team.

Ella offers drop-in Peer Advocate hours on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm in Library Room 103.

Project SAFE Peer Advocate

Pronouns: she/her

My name is Liv Yonkman (she/her), and I am a senior Media, Arts, and Culture major with a minor in Critical Theory and Social Justice. I am a Programming Assistant here at Project S.A.F.E. I have three bunnies, and I love to bullet journal and crochet! 

Liv Y. offers drop-in...

Peer Advocate

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Abby is a sophomore Spanish Major and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Minor from Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a member of DancePro as well as a reading tutor with Project Matriarchs. She joined Project S.A.F.E to support current survivors and in hopes of creating a...

Contact Project SAFE
Stewart-Cleland Hall Lower Lounge

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Map of office location

OXY 24/7 Confidential Hotline:
(323) 341-4141

Lizzy Denny
Project SAFE Director and Survivor Advocate
Joaquin Caro
Project SAFE Prevention Education Coordinator