The PCA’s services and educational outreach would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers.
Sarah J. Berg, MSS, Director
Sarah earned her Masters in Social Science and Women & Gender Studies from CU Denver; her thesis explored the social construction of the “victim” and “survivor” roles for women who have experienced domestic violence. Her previous experiences include programming for the CU Denver Women’s Resource Center, volunteer advocacy with Safehouse Denver, and managing an award-winning college radio station. She also has experience with grant-writing and non-profit public relations. When she isn’t working she enjoys live music, spicy food, and being a cat lady.
Jenn Doe, MPA, Violence Prevention Education Coordinator
Jenn Doe completed a Masters of Public Administration degree at CU Denver’s School of Public Affairs. She has a concentration in Domestic Violence Studies and a background in marketing and design. Jenn began working with the PCA as a Violence Prevention Educator and has moved into a leadership position overseeing prevention education efforts campus wide. She hopes to fuse her creative skills with her administrative skills in order to educate the public about issues of interpersonal violence. Jenn works hard, plays harder and looks forward to lazy Saturday mornings in bed with her two cats.
Violence Prevention Peer Educators (VPEs)
Brennalynn is a first-year student at the University of Colorado Denver. She’s currently pursuing a degree in Psychology, and also adding on a degree in Music Education. She works at the PCA as a Violence Prevention Educator and she enjoys making others aware about the PCA’s great services and resources. Brennalynn enjoys going hiking, visiting her family in Ireland, and free-writing in her spare time.
Bridget is a first year graduate student at University of Denver studying Social Work. She has a passion for spreading the message of interpersonal violence prevention, which is how she came to become a peer educator at the PCA. Outside of feeding her passion for raising awareness about interpersonal violence, Bridget enjoys spending time outdoors, knitting, and hanging with her amazing cat, Perseus.
Emily is a Junior at MSU Denver majoring in Healthcare Management with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is interested in moving on to complete a Masters in Public Health and then a career in outreach and policy. She chose to become involved as a Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate because of her desire to share information about interpersonal violence and support any person in need of services. Beyond the reach of campus, Emily likes to bake, paint, snowshoe, practice yoga and play with her cat.
Katie is a first-generation student working toward completing her Master of Social Science; social justice and Indigenous rights are the focus of her program of study. She began her involvement with interpersonal violence advocacy in Durango, CO with SASO (Sexual Assault Services Organization), and is seeking to expand her skills and knowledge around IPV through a graduate assistantship with the Phoenix Center at Auraria. The PCA provides her with the opportunity to put her interest and passion for social justice in to action. In her free time, Katie likes to climb mountains, cook anything she can get her hands on, and travel whenever life permits.
Lauren is currently a junior at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is studying Women’s Studies and Biology and hopes to one day work in the holistic health and public health fields. Lauren is passionate about peer education and is excited to serve the Auraria campus community as a Violence Prevention Educator through the Phoenix Center. When she’s not peer educating or doing homework, Lauren enjoys knitting, being outside, cooking good food, and meditation practice.
Molly is a first year graduate student studying Social Work at the University of Denver. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chicago, where she received a BA in Psychology at DePaul University. She is interning at the Phoenix Center as a VPE as well as an advocate in order to spread awareness and help those that desire it. Molly loves watching shows on Netflix, spending time with friends and her little sister, and most of all sleeping in her spare time. She has a passion for people and doing everything she can to support them.
Shanna Mae is a current Senior at CU Denver, with hopes of graduating at the end of Fall 2015. She intends to receive a BA in Psychology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Her desire to help survivors of interpersonal violence began with her involvement with the San Miguel Resource Center in Telluride, CO. She was the youngest state certified advocate in her county at the time of her training. Shanna Mae can be found volunteering on the helpline or working in the office. When she isn’t doing that, she is most likely nose deep in a book she may never finish but will claim to have read cover to cover. She enjoys alphabetizing, trying new restaurants, and forgetting loved ones’ birthdays.