ANNIE CLARK is a co-founder of EROC, and a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed a B.A. in Political Science. She has a graduate certificate in business, and is a former administrator at the University of Oregon. She is a contributing writer to the Huffington Post, MSNBC, and The Chronicle Vitae. After directly working with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, she helped write the Bi-Partisan Campus Safety and Accountability Act. In 2013, she was listed alongside President Barack Obama as one of the most influential forces in higher education.
ANDREA PINO is a first generation college student, and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Political Science and English, and pursued research around the policy framing of Title IX, and campus violence. Andrea filed a Federal Complaint with the Department of Education against UNC, and her activism has been featured on front page of the New York Times, Vogue, CNN, Good Morning America, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, and countless other media sources. Along with Annie, she helped write the Bi-Partisan Campus Safety and Accountability Act.
SOFIE KARASEK is a student at The University of California at Berkeley, where she studies Political Economy and Public Policy and a lead complainant against the university. Sofie began her political activism as a 16-year-old fundraiser for a recycling campaign in Massachusetts and now is the President of Cal Berkeley Democrats and a blogger for the Huffington Post.
KRISTEN BROWN is a 2008 graduate of Occidental College who assisted with filing the federal Title IX and Clery complaints against the College. She holds a B.S. in Politics from Occidental and an M.A. in International Law and Global Security from Georgetown University. Her research interests include human rights abuses, cyber crime, and nationalism and nation building in the former Yugoslavia.
ARYLE BUTLER is a survivor, activist, advocate and student at the University of California, Berkeley currently in her final year working toward her B.A. She's been involved in the filing of 3 federal complaints against UC Berkeley, worked to craft California Senate Bill 967 the "yes means yes" bill, and has received recognition from the non-profit organization Futures Without Violence for her activism work. She hopes to work with human trafficking survivors, particularly those from Eastern Europe.
MIA FERGUSON is a lead complainant against Swarthmore College, where she is an Engineering and Sociology/Anthropology major. Born in England, Mia is recently a United States citizen. Her work most recently has been with APX Labs, where she focuses on human interaction and smart glass technology.
KERRI KEARSE is a blogger for End Rape On Campus and a recent graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in English Literature and Media Production. As a writer and film-maker, she is passionate about the idea of using art and media as a means of social change. She lives and works in New York City.
ELLEN OLBERDING graduated from Virgina Tech in 2010 with a B.A. in Communications and minor in Business. She's currently interested in exploring human rights standards in relations to international law. She lives and works in New York City.
KATIE ROSE GUEST PRYAL, J.D., Ph.D., is a former federal law clerk and former law professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a contributor to publications such as the Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education Vitae, and Dame Magazine; she specializes in higher education, mental health, and social justice issues. At EROC, she works as a case consultant.
SASHA SMITH is from Salt Lake City, Utah where she works as an advocate and crisis counselor. She is a staff member at a local nonprofit as a member of their Hospital Response Team, where she helps survivors through the rape kit examination process. She is in her last semester at the University of Utah where she will graduate with degrees in Biology and Human Development and Family Studies. She hopes to research sexual violence in the context of public health and continue her advocacy work after graduation.
ANNA VOREMBERG is a 2013 graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA; while at Clark, Anna studied Psychology and Holocaust and Genocide studies, completing her undergraduate thesis in the associations between guilt, shame, and mental illness. Anna currently resides in Boston, MA after living for a year in Washington, DC and working in development at AJC, an international non-profit, focusing on global Jewish advocacy. As the Development Director with EROC, Anna is focusing on sharing EROC's message, and ensuring that EROC is sustainable until it's mission is complete: rape no longer is a national concern. If you are interested in fundraising opportunities with EROC, or have any questions, please be in touch with Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.