Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Education—Westchester Campus
The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Education provides support and resources for current Pace University students who are or have been impacted by sexual assault and develops on-campus violence prevention initiatives, trainings, and events. The office is directed by specialist, Erin Doolin. Erin has a Masters in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Boston College, and has extensive experience working with college students on issues related to mental health, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence. Erin is a confidential resource for students and leads Pace FIRE, a peer education program on the Pleasantville Campus that's mission is to “Fight Ignorance and Rape with Education.” FIRE can provide unique, engaging, and educational presentations and trainings to Pace community members. Possible presentation topics include sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention, intimate partner violence (dating violence), sexual health & consent, and healthy relationships.
Interested in bringing FIRE to train your class, student group, or residence hall floor? Request a presentation here!
Meet Our Peer Educators
Krysta Colon '19
I’m a political science major with a minor in women's and gender studies. I actively take part in the women’s discussion group, POWER, where I come together with other women to talk about our daily struggles and experiences while empowering one another. I joined FIRE to help others and make a difference on campus. One day, I hope to become a lawyer who works with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In my free time I enjoy biking, reading, listening to music (The Neighbourhood is my favorite band), and I absolutely love Starbucks!
Kelly Lang '18
I am an elementary education major with a minor in mathematics. I believe that education is the key to making a difference in the world, so why not start with the Pace Community? I am a peer educator because I want to be an activist for topics that are taboo to discuss, like sexual assault. I also want to be a resource for students who need it. My campus activities are Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Student Government Association, Lambda Sigma Honor Society, Future Educators Association and 2017 Jefferson Award recipient. I also love to travel because it gives me a chance to explore different points of view and cultures.
Sydney Lecker '18
I am pursuing a public accounting degree at Pace where I am also the co-captain of the volleyball team. I am originally from Denver, Colorado, where I was able to find my passion for traveling and going on adventures. Sports and adventuring through the Rocky Mountains have been my whole life. I never really had the opportunity to branch out into different types of interests, so I am beyond excited to be a part of FIRE, where I am able to shed light on extremely important issues and be an advocate for my peers.
Erika Moya '18
I am an applied psychology and human relations major. I am expected to graduate by 2018, but hope to stay at Pace for my master’s. I love being involved on campus and with our Pace Community. I am frequently involved in VOX, Presentia, and other organizations. I hope to one day become a clinical psychologist where all my clients feel comfortable in confiding in me about anything. Besides helping others, I love to cook, sing, dance, but overall just be my silly, awkward, and fun self. I want you to feel free to come to me whenever you need assistance!
Joseph Tages ‘
I am in the Lubin School of Business, studying public accounting. I am from Seagirt, New Jersey, which is a small town right on the beach. My interests include shoes, music, and eating good food. I chose to get involved with Pace FIRE because I heard so many great things about the group. With all of the news about sexual assault in the media, I knew I wanted to be someone who could help prevent sexual assault and be an outlet for students to come and talk to.
Emma Maloney ‘19
I am a junior nursing major with a minor in psychology. I joined FIRE to become a student advocate for those whose voices are not always heard. I believe it’s so important to have a safe and open learning environment to be successful in one’s studies. Outside FIRE, I love painting, writing and meeting new people! My campus involvement include Vice President of Alpha Lambda Sigma, Tour Guide, OL, WOW leader and now a confidential resource on campus.
Maura McCarthy ‘19
I am a junior pursuing a degree in nursing. On campus, I am currently involved with Future Leaders in Health Care and National Student Nurses Association. I actively go to the gym and I love eating pizza. I got involved with FIRE for the same reason I want to become a nurse; I love to help others, educate people, and spread positivity to those who need it. I hope that I can be a great resource on campus to help the Pace community!
Natalie Hernandez ‘20
I am a Digital Journalism major with a Political Science and Creative writing minor. When I’m not working with FIRE you can find me taking part in Pride at Pace, the women's group on campus POWER, and the poetry club, which I am vice president of. I’m a theater geek, Netflix addict and girl who’s always ready to talk about current events (political and entertainment included). I chose to join FIRE because I want to be an outlet for people who need to talk about sexual assault. I know it can be a hard topic to touch on, but I am always willing and ready to listen with open and non-judgmental ears.
To make an appointment to speak to a CONFIDENTIAL Peer Educator, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that email is NOT a confidential method for speaking with a peer educator.