Belles Against Violence Profiles
Angela Berra '12
Minor: Women's Studies
Favorite place on campus: Avenue
I am a member of the BAVO Student Advisory Committee because […] I believe it is important to raise awareness on the issue of violence because it is considered a taboo topic. Victims of violent acts do not usually feel comfortable to discuss an instance of violence. However, by being on the BAVO committee I hope this stigma will change and comfort to seek help will increase.
Cassie Palmer '12
Favorite Book: Anything by Jodi Picoult
Why I am involved: I have witnessed the devastating effects of violence, and believe it is my responsibility to stand up and break the silence. It is my job to say that violence is unacceptable, and help put an end to it.
Denise Lopez '11
Major: Political Science & Sociology
Minor: Intercultural Studies
Hobbies: Dance, soccer, running, cooking
I am a part of the Student Advisory Committee because I want to be part of a group of individuals who are dedicated to creating change in the community. I am committed to ending [violence and abuse] because I have seen enough injustices in my community. I know it’s a vicious cycle that affects everyone directly or indirectly. And I believe by staying committed we can break away from the cycle.