Agents of Change: Stephanie Jacque

You don’t have to have a degree in social work or psychology. Basically, you just need to have empathy and STAR’s training is going to give you all the basic skills that you need to be able to help someone when they call. – Stephanie Jacque 1. What is your current connection to STAR? I… Read More

Agents of Change: Emily Broussard

The movement to end sexual trauma needs women and men who are passionate about human rights and justice for all. It needs people who are compassionate, understanding, and empathetic. If you have any of these qualities, then you are right for the job. – Emily Broussard 1. What is your position at STAR? I am… Read More

Agents of Change: Rebecca Marchiafava

I feel connected to a constellation of staff members, volunteers, interns, donors and community partners who recognize the severity of sexual violence and work to make positive impacts from individual to systemic levels. Despite the entrenched challenges we face, it’s motivating to be connected to so many people working for positive change. – Rebecca Marchiafava… Read More

Agents of Change: Mandy Roberts

Actively becoming more aware of rape culture and taking a stand to not contribute to or indulge offensive comments, jokes, conversations, and actions that would continue to normalize it can make a much larger difference than you would believe. – Mandy Roberts 1. What is your connection to STAR? I am a volunteer hotline and… Read More

Agents of Change: Osha Sempel

This truly becomes my driving force. I think about the survivors I have worked with throughout the years. In thinking about their courage, strength, and resiliency, I am reminded of my own. This is one powerful reminder that helps me through the difficult times. – Osha Sempel 1. What is your position at STAR? I am… Read More

Agents of Change: Dana Rock

 I have a great amount of respect and awe for survivors and their willingness to be vulnerable with me. I feel privileged to be a witness to their change process. Seeing that I am making a difference, whether that is from a therapeutic breakthrough or a simple “thank you for listening” at the end of… Read More

Agents of Change: Ann Guedry

There are many people in the communities we serve who are working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Doing this work has…made me so much more socially aware about the fact that society… Read More

Agents of Change: Raven Duncil

There are many people in the communities we serve who are working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. I think that community leaders need to learn more about the ways sexual violence is… Read More

Agents of Change: Meta Smith

There are many people in the communities we serve who are working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. I believe that if we can get to the root cause for the things that… Read More

Agents of Change: Megan Wilson

There are many people in the communities we serve who are working to create positive change to end sexual violence. We want to feature as many of them as possible. If you would like to submit a recommendation, please email prevention@star.ngo. Our efforts have already made important impacts in the lives of individuals and on our… Read More