Building Community Free From Sexual Violence
Stephanie was born in Port au-Prince Haiti, she moved to the United States when she was about twelve years old. Stephanie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Biology at St Thomas University in Miami Gardens. Upon graduating, she moved to Jacksonville Florida to pursue her Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of North Florida (UNF). Her current research explores the lived experiences of those with stigmatized identities (sexual assault, sexual and gender identity, mental illness) and addresses racial inequities in treatment and services for women of color who have experienced sexual violence.
Stephanie recently moved to Massachusetts to pursue her doctorate in Applied Prevention Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Stephanie began her journey at the Center for Hope and Healing volunteering as a hotline and medical advocate and worked as a research intern on two main projects: The Massachusetts Women of Color Network and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children; Stephanie now started a full-time position as a Counselor and advocate at CHH. Stephanie loves to do applied research and believes that through research she can contribute to her community and give voice to the oppressed and those in need.
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