The CARE Outreach Team’s mission, membership, and scope grew significantly during the 2017-2018 school year. The Outreach Team consists of a mix of students and staff members who are responsible for spreading awareness across campus about CARE’s advocacy, therapy, and education services, as well as conducting outreach to traditionally underserved communities on campus.
Julia Strange, MSW
Assistant Director, Prevention
Julia manages CARE’s prevention programming, including education and outreach. She brings with her over 14 years of direct service, project management, policy, training, and outreach experience with issues of power-based violence. Julia has previously worked with the U.S. Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program, Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), the Brookings Institution, The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Peace Corps, and Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE), Inc.
Alicia Ray, B.S
Alicia supports the Assistant Director of Prevention in chairing the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee and will evaluate prevention education efforts. She is excited to be a part of a team providing services to survivors and continuing violence prevention work in the UMD community.
Carly Cottone, LMSW
Outreach Coordinator (She/Her/Hers)
Carly joined the CARE to Stop Violence office as CARE’s Outreach Coordinator in November 2016. Carly received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015, specializing in Community Organizing and Social Administration and earning a certificate in Human Services Management, and worked in the government and non-profit sectors before joining the CARE office. Carly is incredibly excited to be able to help connect students, faculty, and staff to information and resources and is dedicated to promoting the health, happiness, and well-being of everyone at UMD!
Program Management Specialist (She/Her/Hers)
Charlotte assists in the development and facilitation of power-based violence prevention programming for the campus community. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Community Health and a Certificate of Women's Studies. Charlotte has previously served as an educator and advocate with DC Rape Crisis Center and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She is excited to continue to engage with students, faculty, and staff in the Maryland community, while working to prevent power-based violence.
Program Management Specialist (She/Her/Hers)
Emily received her Bachelors of Science degree in Family Science and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. During her undergraduate career, Emily worked in the CARE office as a Peer Advocate, as well as volunteered with RAINN. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work, with a clinical concentration, and a Behavioral Health specialization. As a Programmer in the office, Emily manages CARE social media accounts, creates and disseminates workshops, and assists in creating and implementing programming to reach all members of the UMD community.
Program Management Specialist (He/Him/His)
Max assists with the development and implementation of power-based violence prevention programming. Max received his B.S. in Psychology, B.A. in Philosophy, and LGBT Studies Certificate from the University of Maryland. As an undergraduate, Max served in several peer education roles relating to social justice and gained experience in program development through his internship with the Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy. He is excited to continue serving his campus community as part of CARE's Prevention team!
Prevention Education Coordinator (He/Him/His)
Rajan is the Prevention Education Coordinator in the CARE To Stop Violence office. Rajan graduated from the University of Maryland during which he served as a peer in the office and as a Sexual Violence Prevention Intern in the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life. He has worked in developing power based violence prevention education in Montgomery County, MD high schools along with targeted male engagement presentations. As a coordinator in the office, Rajan works on developing and facilitating presentations, male programming addressing topics about engagement and toxic masculinity and is the instructor/supervisor to the Peer Education Program. He is excited to be back at his Alma mater and continue to do violence prevention work.