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Expert in School and Amateur Sport-related, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, College Athletics / Sports Injuries.

Expert ID: 735621 California, USA

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Expert has experience in School and Amateur Sport-related, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, College Athletics / Sports Injuries. She serves as an Expert witness for legal teams working on cases involving athletes in coach-athlete sexual abuse, athlete on athlete sexual abuse, athlete cyber-bullying, athlete sexual hazing, as well as many forms of athletic abuse in general. She also consults with various organizations to understand their needs, review current infrastructure, and make recommendations to address school and amateur sport-related, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Santa Monica, CA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: B.A Subject: Sociology Institution: University of Texas, Austin

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Advocate for Athlete welfare Department: Responsibilities: Addressed all issues in sports from cyber bullying to sexual hazing to coach-athlete relationship abuse.
• Expert Media Interviews – National and International Expert for issues in regards to athlete sexual abuse. Interview for the BBC, NPR, the Takeaway (NY Times Radio), NBC and CBS Radio as well national magazine publications like Marie Claire (Dec 2013 edition).
• Worked with National Governing Bodies and Athletic Departments across the US to pressure administrators to implement more comprehensive policies for open amateur youth sports.
• Developed customized programs and policies for USA collegiate athletic departments – Div 1.
• Educated local leadership units across the country in the implementation of Safe4Athletes comprehensive programs addressing sexual abuse, bullying and harassment.
• Consulted on national cases involving coach-athlete relationships
• Lectured across the country on solutions to change the landscape for open amateur sports and provide a safe and positive environment for every athlete.
• Advocated for athletes at all levels of sport, including professional sports organization.
• Worked with Athlete-Parents (athletes over 18 yrs old) in addressing issues of abuse, bullying and Harassment in the sports environment.
• Worked with Athlete Welfare Advocates (AWA) – training them on the Safe4Athletes Policies, point of contact to walk AWA thru the policies and procedures when violations have occurred at the local level; Work with AWA to resolve issues as they arise.
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Created Comprehensive Athlete Protection Program Department: Responsibilities: - Implemented a new role of Athlete Welfare Advocate for all Student-Athletes.
- Designed a communication system for athletes to file complaints outside of the athletic department.
- System infrastructure includes President of the University being in the loop for all Athlete complaints.
- Athlete “safe” approach for filing complaint against coaches and administrators being accused of abuse or harassment by a student-athletes.
- Successfully revised the policy to prohibit any intimate coach-athlete relationship.
- Created Coaches Code of Conduct.
- Coaches oversight program and monitoring requirements.
- Implemented comprehensive policies for the entire athletic department, athletes and staff including the wellness team

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2015 to 2015 Agency: Government Office of Accountablity Role: Expert Consultant Description: Provided detail information on youth sports program and interaction with universtiy infastructure and involvement.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Agency: Senate Role: Senate Hearings contributor Description: Wrote official testimony for Senate Hearings

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2014 to Present Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Contributed to IOC Sexual Harassment policies and procedures.
Years: 2014 to 2018 Country / Region: European Union Summary: Contributed to Sexual Abuse policies and procedures.
Years: 2012 to 2018 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: Safe Sport International Founding member

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Olympian 84 & 88
Awards / Recognition
Recipient of the Frank Erwin Award (University of Texas, Austin)
Publications and Patents Summary
International Olympic Committee consensus statement: harassment and abuse (non-accidental violence) in sport

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert Witness - 2013 – Present Experience in School and Amateur Sport related, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Bullying and College Athletics/Sports Injuries.

Involved in Cases addressing the Standard of Care in the following areas;
• School or Youth-Serving Organization Sexual Abuse
• College or University Sexual Abuse, Harassment and misconduct.
• Standards of Care: Sexual Harassment in Educational or Youth-Serving Organizations
• Standards of Care: Sexual Abuse in Educational or Youth-Serving Organizations

• Standards of Care: Student and Youth Injuries 

• Standard of Care: Student and Youth emotional and verbal abuse.

Cases

- Maryland (Plaintiff)
- Arizona (Plaintiff)
- CA (Plaintiff)
- CA (Defendant)
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- (Plaintiff) (multiple defendants)
- School District (multiple – cases) (plaintiff)
- School District (Plaintiff)
- Union of the United States,, Inc. (Plaintiff)
- Union of the United States,, Inc. . (Plaintiff)
Other Relevant Experience
International Olympic Committee (IOC) - Expert on Harassment & Abuse in Sports – July 2015
University of Utah Athletic Department – Policy Development – 2013
Senator Feinstein Office – Feinstein Sexual Abuse Bill (2017)
Norwegian Olympic Committee – Review, Policy Development and implementation of best practices, for all sports program in Norway.
Zambia Olympic Committee - Review, Policy Development and implementation of best practices
Zimbabwe Olympic Committee - - Review, Policy Development and implementation of best practices
African Youth Games (2018) - - Technology Strategy, Policy Development and implementation of best practices for all youth athletes attending the Games
USA Government Office of Accountability – Youth Sport Campus on College Campus athlete abuse prevention strategies (2015)
European Union – Best Practices for Sexual Abuse Prevention in Sport

Fields of Expertise

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