Josie is a junior from New Concord, Ohio pursuing a degree in Psychology. After her experience with sexual assault her freshman fall semester, she was inspired and motivated to make sure that nobody else had to navigate the road she had to without the support they deserve.
“My role in creating SASS has allowed me to discover my true purpose in advocating for survivors. Both this organization and its members have provided a support system and an opportunity to shamelessly heal from my own experience”
President and Founder
Coming from Oakland, California, this sophomore is pursuing a BA in Strategic Communications and a co-major in Entrepreneurship. After taking a gap year, Taylor found her passion for individual health and wellness, both mentally and physically.
"I knew the second that Josie talked to me about her assault and her vision to help others that I had to be a part of the journey that has become SASS. This organization truly offers the special kind of support that was necessary on the Miami campus, and I am so grateful to be a part of it."
Executive Website and Marketing Director
Lauren is a senior working towards a BA in Environmental Earth Science, a Co-Major in Sustainability, a minor in Spanish, and a combined master in Environmental Science. With her background as an acting Senator on the Miami ASG Safety Committee, experience working with the Title IX Office here at Miami, and involvement with Greek Life make her an asset to the SASS movement.
"For me, advocating for survivors is not just about helping others, it's about increasing community accountability and preventing further violence."
Executive Advocacy Director
Cortlin is a senior from Dallas, Texas. Pursuing a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship, she joined SASS to be a part of an organization that creates real change. She wants to make sure that everyone who needs support gets it, and that no one is left unheard.
"I want to support people who may not otherwise have support, and to be a shoulder to lean on for everyone who needs it."
Campus Relations Manager
As a senior media and culture and creative writing double major, Ashley is putting her skills to work as our Campus Relations Manager for the 2021/2022 school year.
"I joined SASS because i wanted to be a part of the change that our society needs. I believe everyone should be able to feel safe and comfortable and not have to worry about discrimination and/or violence. I also want to help create a support system for those who have been directly impacted by SIV (sexual interpersonal violence)."
Executive Greek Life Coordinator
Nicholas is a junior majoring in chemistry with a minor in physics. After becoming a survivor himself, he realized there were not resources available to him to reach out to for support.
"This organization gives resources within a local community and has helped me process my trauma. I joined for the loving, open, and supporting community, and all the work they have done as well as what they will do in the future."
Diversity and Inclusion Chair
Raychel is a junior psychology major from Bluffton, Ohio.
"Sexual interpersional violence on our campus and in general often makes me feel powerless, but being a part of SASS especially on our executive board gives me the ability to take action to support and educate others."