Each year, an executive board is elected to oversee the day-to-day tasks, as well as the long-term goals of Sexual Assault Peer Advocates. This is a group of advocates who have distinguished themselves in their service, passion, and commitment to the Emory community and its survivors. Each one strives to create a survivor-friendly campus, educate the community in order to prevent sexual assault, and promote a healthy environment for survivors; they work on a daily basis to achieve these goals. Not only are they empowered advocates and student leaders, they’re a close group of friends who care deeply about one another and making a positive, lasting impression on the Emory community.
Co-President: Katherine Gabay
Katherine is a senior from Philadelphia majoring in Quantitative Science and minoring in Sociology. She has been a part of SAPA since her first month as a freshman at Emory, and has cherished being able to watch the organization evolve and grow over the years. Aside from SAPA, Katherine is an instructor at Pure Barre Decatur and enjoys frequenting different ice cream places and cuddling with her dog, Winnie.
Training Coordinator: Annabess Ehrhardt
Annabess is a senior born and raised in New York City pursuing a major in psychology with a minor in Spanish. She began her Emory career at Oxford, where she was one of the founders and Co-Presidents of SAPA at Oxford. Outside of SAPA, Annabess enjoys photography, volleyball, and binge watching Netflix.
Membership Coordinator: Alicia Brown
Alicia is an Atlanta-raised senior majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology with a minor in English. Outside of SAPA, she is a writer for the Emory Undergraduate Medical Review and a member of Nu Rho Psi Honors Society. She has also enjoyed volunteering in local clinics and participating in research as the Emory Children’s Center. In her free time, Alicia likes reading, watching movies, and exploring the city with her friends.
CEM Coordinator: Madeline Maday
Madeline is a junior from Clarkston, Michigan. She is majoring in Political Science with a concentration in American politics on the Pre-Law track, and is minoring in Sociology. Madeline was recruited by Emory to be a pitcher on Emory’s varsity softball team and spends a lot of her time on the field. Outside of SAPA, she is a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Delta Phi Epsilon Leadership Team, and SAFE Greeks. She is also a Kaldi’s barista and in her free time enjoys being a pitching coach and interns with Michigan’s Progressive Women’s Caucus. Madeline is most excited to be a part of SAPA because she believes that sexual assault is an issue that needs to be at the forefront of conversation on college campuses and she believes that SAPA helps reduce the stigma surrounding sexual assault.
Atlanta Outreach Coordinator: Jessica Kubert
Jessica is a sophomore from downtown Chicago. She is a Psychology major and (probable) Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. Jessica works as a research assistant in the Spatial Cognition lab. In her free time, she loves going on long runs, sharing music with friends, and eating cereal. Jessica is really excited to bring SAPA’s message of advocacy and support to the greater Atlanta area.
Events Coordinator: Tim Perkins
Tim is a senior from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey majoring in both International Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In his free time he is president of the Emory Club Field Hockey Team and works as a fitness attendant at the WoodPEC. He’s also a research assistant on a project that focuses on women’s issues bills in state legislatures, and he wants to attend law school after graduation.
Public Relations & Marketing: Kimberly Katz
Kimberly is a sophomore from New York City who is studying Political Science. Outside of SAPA, she is the Web Designer & Manager for The New Americans Project, which is a social media platform that shares the stories of migrants and discusses other social issues. In her free time, Kimberly loves to play basketball, travel, and spend time with her friends, family, and four pets.
Secretary: Monjori Mukerjee
Monjori is a junior at Emory and is majoring in Biology and Political Science. Outside of SAPA, she is involved in clubs like UNICEF and AMWHO and programs like the Active Bystander Program. She is also a member of Emory Savera, an Indian classical dance team. When Monjori is not typing away on her laptop, she usually either has her nose buried in a book or is dancing or getting Butter and Cream.
Treasurer Fall ’17: Leah Shine
Leah is a senior in the college majoring in Comparative Literature and minoring in Hebrew. She’s originally from a small city in West Texas called Lubbock, so she takes the chance to explore Atlanta every time she can! Leah especially loves trying new restaurants and great places to eat dessert. She is the Treasurer for SAPA for the Fall Semester, and cannot wait to begin working with all members of SAPA – advocates, peer facilitators, and other members of Exec.
Treasurer Spring ’18: Gracy Trinoskey-Rice
Gracy is a junior from Columbus, Ohio, majoring in Biology and Sociology. She is also an exec member of the Young Democrats of Emory, a Peer Health Partner, and member of the Emory Concert Choir. She loves to travel and is currently studying abroad in London at UCL, but is so excited to return in the spring to continue the vital work that SAPA does on Emory’s campus!