Marina Giannirakis, MPS, RA (she/her) currently leads the violence prevention and response efforts for Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). In her role she manages the university’s Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Campus Grant. Previous to becoming the Director, she served as CWRU’s confidential advocate where she provided direct advocacy services to students experiencing gender-based violence, domestic violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking.
Prior to her role at the Mather Center, she served as a victim advocate with the Journey Center for Safety and Healing in Cleveland, OH. In this role she provided educational and court advocacy and support to survivors of child abuse and domestic violence.
Marina holds a Master’s degree in Public Service from the University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminology with a minor in Entrepreneurship from John Carroll University. Marina is a Registered Advocate in the state of Ohio and is currently working toward her Master of Social Work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. When Marina is not involved in advocacy and social justice initiatives, she enjoys biking, watching The Great British Baking Show, and doing puzzles.