Mission & Vision
End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.
We envision a world in which each individual has an educational experience free from violence, and until then, that all survivors are believed, trusted, and supported.
EROC directly assists student survivors and their communities. Our work includes, but is not limited to, establishing support networks, filing federal complaints, and mentoring student activists. We help students organize for change on campus as well as work with administrators to ensure best practices are in place and enforced. Though we are not mental health or legal professionals, we are able to connect survivors to our growing network of mental health professionals and lawyers as needed.
EROC trains and develops resources for staff, students, groups, and individuals on how to prevent sexual assault and support survivors, as well as the rights of students under applicable federal and state laws. EROC also provides media trainings to journalists on how to appropriately cover topics related to sexual violence.
EROC advocates for fair and equitable sexual assault and interpersonal violence policies and legislation on the campus, local, state, and federal levels. We support reforms that ensure holistic support for all survivors, statewide affirmative consent standards, and federal accountability for Title IX, Title II, and Clery Act enforcement.
Who We Are
Interim Executive Director
JESS DAVIDSON (pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Interim Executive Director of End Rape on Campus. Her nationally-recognized advocacy has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and been presented around the country with groups like The United State of Women Summit, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Google. Jess also serves on the Ending Violence Against Women Advisory Council at the Biden Foundation. In 2014, MSNBC recognized her as a top female leader in college politics. Prior to joining the EROC team, she led grassroots reform in her campus community as Student Body Vice President of the University of Denver, then worked in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement in Fall 2016. Jess was named an It’s On Us White House Champion of Change in April 2016, an honor given to ten students in the United States for their work to address campus sexual assault. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Denver, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Georgetown University.
You can reach Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KENDALL SAX-STEVENS (pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) graduated with a B.S. in Nonprofit Management from North Park University. While there, they lead the Nonprofit Leadership Club and transformed the presence of the organization on campus and the surrounding community. Kendall’s dedication to the development and radical momentum of the nonprofit sector has been the cornerstone to their career and education. Kendall has been honored with the Jimmie R. Alford Boys and Girls Club Development Internship and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance NextGen award. In 2018, Kendall became a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). Their dedication to enhancing social equity has been highlighted by their work in data analysis, digital communications, and large event planning at organizations such as Our Revolution, Women’s March, Greenpeace USA, the YMCA of the USA, and more. In 2016, Kendall began grassroots organizing at the intersection of recovery from addictions and sexual violence. Since then, Kendall has been a part of national and local efforts to create survivor support networks, develop organizational policy change, and rallied and organized survivors and allies to elevate the discussion and bring change to local communities in an effort to uproot and discard underlying pervasive rape culture.
You can reach Kendall at email@example.com
CATALINA VELASQUEZ (pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Goddess) Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, Catalina is an alumnus of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she majored in International Politics: International Law, Norms, & Institutions with a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Her thesis was titled "Immigrant Women: the Documented, the Undocumented, and the Invisible; The Female Face of Immigration." Catalina is the first transgender immigrant Latina appointed as a Commissioner for the D.C. Office of Latino Affairs since 2013 and was hand picked by the 2016 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign to join the Vermont U.S. Senator's LGBT Policy team. After the campaign, Catalina joined the legacy organization Our Revolution as a founding Board member and Vice-Chair. Recently, Catalina was named one of Rolling Stone’s “16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election” and one of Mitu’s “Young Latinos that are Leaving a Footprint in Politics.” Currently, Catalina also serves on the Board of Directors of Megaphone Strategies, a strategic communication national nonprofit, and GetEqual, a national LGBTQ grassroots organization. She is also part of the Board of Directors of the first bipartisan Transgender PAC: Trans United Fund and in the Board of Inclusv a diversity employment initiative to diversify the political and policy fields. Catalina volunteers as part of the Advisory Council of United We DREAM's Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project: the largest immigrant youth organization in the country.
Catalina has been featured various times on NPR radio, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, NBC, Univision, CNN, Latina Magazine, Everyday Feminism, the Advocate, the Huffington Post, WUSA9, America’s Voice, Glamour, Washington City Paper, International Business Times, among others.
You can reach Catalina at firstname.lastname@example.org
AMANDA KAUBA-WHITE (pronouns: she/her/hers) is the summer Digital Fellow of End Rape on Campus. She is currently working towards her B.F.A. in Graphic Design at Chapman University in Orange, CA and is a member of the AIGA (American Institute for Graphic Arts). She has a background as a fine artist and before pursuing a design degree, she worked as a Sous Chef. During her seven year career in the restaurant industry she gained skills in leadership, time management, and creative thinking. She also witnessed instances of sexual harassment, sexism, racism, wage discrimination, and discrimination towards undocumented immigrants. These experiences made her determined to become a fierce advocate for those who experience injustice on a daily basis. Amanda believes design is more than just “making things look nice” and that it can play a catalytic role to create a positive social impact. She is committed to raising awareness of the anti-sexual violence movement through social media outreach and building a strong visual identity for EROC.
You can reach Amanda at email@example.com.
ALYSSA LEADER (pronouns: she/her/hers) is serving a EROC's Summer Legal Fellow. She is a graduate of Harvard College and is a rising second year law student at University of North Carolina. She previously worked as a victim-witness advocate for Middlesex County District Attorney's Office and the legal services coordinator for A New Day, a rape crisis center in Southeastern Massachusetts. She is a certified rape crisis counselor and continues to serve survivor communities. Recently, she served on the board of Law Students against Sexual and Domestic Violence and completed pro-bono work on projects related to sexual violence and civil rights of the LGBTQ community. Her activism around sexual violence has been featured in major media publications, including New York Times and Buzzfeed. Alyssa believes strongly in improving availability of trauma informed civil legal services for survivors. In the future, she hopes to work as an attorney representing survivors of campus sexual and domestic violence in Title IX matters.
You can reach Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Policy Fellow
PHOEBE SUVA (pronouns: she/her/hers) is serving as EROC’s Summer Public Policy Fellow. She graduated with a B.S. in Government with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies from St. Lawrence University. During college she interned at the Human Rights Campaign in the Government Affairs Department, Senator Gillibrand’s Office (D-NY), and in the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress. Most recently, Phoebe was the Programs and Operations Coordinator at the Women’s Information Network. Her identity as a queer women of color, and survivor, has driven Phoebe to examine the processes through which people form and understand their own identities; and how they are recognized by formalized institutions. Phoebe hopes through this fellowship she will help create a space in public policy that recognizes the idiosyncrasies of individual’s identities in mainstream national legislation.
You can reach phoebe at email@example.com
We want to acknowledge the work of former EROC team members and co-founders Kristin Brown, Annie E. Clark, Danielle Dirks, Caroline Heldman, Andrea Pino, and Sofie Karasek. We thank you.