Emily Saxon, MSW candidate (she/her) is the Mather Center’s graduate assistant for Education Programming and Initiatives. In her role, she assists the Education and Programs Manager in planning and executing domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking prevention, outreach, and education activities with the campus community. Her work includes coordinating partnerships with on- and off-campus groups, hosting awareness events, facilitating workshops, and supervising the Mather Center’s team of undergraduate peer educators.
During her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University, Emily was a peer educator and led more than fifty workshops for approximately 2,000 students on the prevalence, impact, and nature of sexual assault, relationship violence, and bystander intervention. She also conducted and published research on the best practices for sexual misconduct prevention on college campuses and collected survey data from ten universities that compared each to the best practices and to their peer institutions. Emily has additional interests in violence prevention broadly; economic development; and antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Emily is a native of St. Louis, and outside of her work, she enjoys hiking, running, cooking, trying new Cleveland restaurants and coffee shops, and stand-up comedy.