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Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness

The Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness 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, Ashleigh Andersen, who is a social worker with varied experience working on issues of sexual violence, dating violence, and mental health. She is a confidential resource for students.

New York City Campus

Ashleigh Andersen, LCSW (she/her)
Phone: (212) 346-1931
Email:aandersen2@pace.edu

Ashleigh Andersen, LCSW is the Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Education Specialist at Pace University. Prior to this role, she worked as the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator at Day One, the Intervention Coordinator at the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault and as a Case Manager at a domestic violence shelter. She received her Master of Social Work from Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work in 2017 and a B.A. in Political Science at Pace University in 2013. She has used her knowledge and experience of working with survivors of sexual harm and intimate partner violence to develop a strength-based, anti-oppression, and intersectional approach that continues to inform her prevention and intervention advocacy.

Pleasantville Campus

Rachel Simon (she/her; they/them)
Associate Director
Office of Gender and Sexuality
Phone: (914) 773-3628
Email: rsimon@pace.edu

Asha M. Kadir (she/her)
PT Interpersonal Violence Prevention Ed Specialist
Office of Gender and Sexuality
Phone: (914) 773-8783
Email - akadir@pace.edu

Peer Educators

Peer educators offer programming, workshops, and other learning opportunities throughout the year and are a confidential resource for Pace University students.

Interested in getting involved? Contact our specialist to learn more about how you can participate!

New York City Campus
Peer Advocates Against Sexual Assault (PAASA)
Email: paasa@pace.edu
Instagram: @paasaatpace

Pleasantville Campus
Fight Ignorance and Rape with Education (FIRE)
Instagram: @pacefire_