You should know that the SANet hotline is staffed by members of the BC community whom you already know and trust. You can feel confident reaching out for help because you know who is on the other end of the line. Below, you can read more about some of the advocates who serve on our hotline.
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Victoria Garcia (she, her, hers) is the Program & Outreach Manager at the Office of International Programs. She is originally from Montevideo, Uruguay and grew up in Miami, Florida. Victoria earned her Master's in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs from Boston College. While at BC, she held graduate assistantships at the Woman's Center and the Montserrat office. Before that, she worked as a college counselor for first-generation, low-income students in Boston with Bottom Line and served as an Americorps member through City Year. She received her bachelor's from the University of Florida where she focused on intersecting the personal and political narratives of underrepresented groups. Victoria is passionate about trauma-informed advising and providing students transformative college experiences.
Elisa Rhodes (she, her, hers) has been working with SANet for eight years, and was the founding faculty member of Heal, the support group for on-campus survivors. A professor of Hispanic Studies and also trained as a rape crisis counselor, she often works with undergraduate and graduate student survivors to sustain their academic performance while coping with the effects of sexual assault of all types. For fun, she sails and does endless repairs on her Sabre 28 sailboat, knits, and foster cares for kittens for the Boston Animal Rescue League. Elisa speaks Spanish and Catalan.
Courtney Wright (she, her, hers) is a first year student in the Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Courtney graduated from BC in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Applied Psychology and Human Development (and with minors in Philosophy and Psychology). Since graduating from Boston College, Courtney has found various ways to immerse herself in the world of mental health, from working with youth in a therapeutic summer camp to senior citizens with Alzheimer's. Most recently she worked as a research coordinator at a halfway home for women and children, collecting information on treatment services and to enhance the women's recovery experience. For her, working at the WC is a wonderful opportunity to combine her love of student life and involvement with her zeal for diversity and social justice. Courtney hopes to connect with students from all walks of life, leaving them with a sense of greater health and wellness. In her free time she enjoys meditating, staying physically active, web-surfing, traveling, and socializing with friends.
Claire Kramer (she, her, hers) is the Graduate Assistant for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Claire graduated Boston College in May 2018 from the Lynch School of Education with her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology and Human Development. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling back at BC. As an undergraduate, Claire worked as Bystander Intervention Trainer for two years. She also worked as a council member for The Laughing Medusa for four years, an artistic outlet for women on campus to have their voices heard. Claire loves animals, poetry, and re-watching Gilmore Girls.
Kim Humphrey (she, her, hers) is currently pursuing a PhD in Systematic Theology. At BC she also works as a Research Assistant at the Center for Teaching Excellence and serves as a TA for a PULSE class. In her academic work, she is asking questions about theological anthropology and salvation through the methodologies of practical and political theologies. She is concerned with responding theologically to contemporary questions by drawing on the tradition and critical theories, particularly feminist and critical race theories. When not buried in library books, Kim enjoys cooking, hiking, and rewatching all seven seasons of The West Wing.
Tt King (she, her, hers) is a second-year Master's student in the BC School of Social Work! Studying clinical social work with special concern in interpersonal trauma and violence, Tt is currently the clinical intern at Fenway Health's Violence Recovery Program. Tt is excited to return to SANet after serving as a social work intern last year, and is grateful to spend time with such incredible advocates!
Makayla Davis (she, her, hers) is the Assistant Director of the Office of Health Promotion. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and recently received her master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Boston College. Makayla facilitates alcohol conversations, general health and wellness programs, and trains student Health Coaches. She works to advocate for student health throughout the BC community and embraces a holistic approach to students' development by helping them recognize their intersecting experiences. She enjoys the outdoors and staying active by jogging through the streets of Boston, skiing, and spinning.
Teresa Sullivan (she, her, hers) is the Graduate Assistant for the Bystander Intervention Education program. Teresa graduated Boston College in May 2017 with her undergraduate degree and remained on campus to pursue a Masters in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. During her time at BC, Teresa worked as an undergraduate staff member at the Women's Center for three years. In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading long books, planning elaborate trips, and drinking strong coffee.
Amy Gribaudo (she, her, hers) is the Assistant Director of the CSON Undergraduate Program. She graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics and Boston College with a master's degree in Higher Education Administration. While in graduate school at LSOE, Amy oversaw the BC BIGS program through the Volunteer & Service Learning Center. In her free time, Amy enjoys exercising, baking, reading, and watching This Is Us on NBC.
Karley Petersen (she, her, hers) is a first-year Master’s student in the LSOE. Karley graduated from the STM here at Boston College with a Master’s of Theological Studies in 2018 and is currently working toward a Master’s of Mental Health Counseling. At her alma mater, Concordia College (MN), she studied Biology and Religion with minors in Chemistry and Vaccinology. Drawn to both the science and the humanities, Karley is passionate about nurturing the whole human person and finds particular value in the power of narrative and story-telling. In her free time Karley loves chatting over coffee, being active in any capacity, reading, writing, drawing/painting, following soccer, basketball and track, and watching Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale. She is so excited to be joining such an amazing group of advocates in the WC.
Samantha Gordon (she, her, hers) is a Resident Director at Boston College working with first year students for the past four years. She oversaw the Women's Experience living learning community for three years and currently is the RD for Claver, Loyola, Xavier, and Fenwick Halls on upper campus. After growing up in Los Angeles, California, she attended Brandeis University where she received her undergraduate degrees in Theatre and Sociology. Following graduation, Samantha attended Boston College to pursue a graduate degree in Higher Education Administration. In her free time, she enjoys taking improv classes, discovering new coffee shops and reading.
Kaiya Davis (she, her, hers) is the Resident Director for Walsh Hall. Kaiya graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2016 with a BA in Social Work and Psychology. After receiving her degree, Kaiya went on to earn her MA from Boston College in Higher Education Administration. In her free time, Kaiya enjoys exercising, running the Reservoir, and exploring different coffee shops in Boston!
Samantha Goober (she, her, hers) is a first-year student in the Higher Education Administration graduate program, concentrating in Student Affairs. After graduating from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in English and Theater Arts, Samantha worked as the Artistic and Management Associate at the Westport Country Playhouse, where she returns each year to curate and direct "Letters to our Daughters: An International Women's Day Celebration." Most recently, Samantha worked as Communications and Events Coordinator at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership, where she worked with students to bring their heroes and role models to campus. In her spare time, she enjoys feeding her Pinterest addiction, reading novels, and watching musical theater videos on YouTube for hours at a time.