Nov 8 2018

Alumni Leaders of Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Agencies

November 8, 2018

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Student Services Building CONF-BC


1200 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Alumnae leaders of violence prevention agencies return to UIC

UIC alumnae in leadership positions at agencies that assist victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence will return to campus Nov. 8 for a special event hosted by the Applied Psychology Program, a special option for bachelor's degree studies in the department of psychology at UIC.

Featured guests will discuss how the program influenced their professional careers, experiences in the civic and social service field, and efforts to make a positive impact in Chicago. The presentation takes place from 12 – 1 with networking 1 - 2 p.m. Lunch provided.

The event's participating alumnae speakers are:

  • Jennifer Welch, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • Nilda La Luz, COO of Casa Central
  • Sarah Layden, Director of Programs and Public Policy for Resilience
  • Ebony Dill, director of strategy and business development at Christian Community Health Center
  • Carrie Wachter, Coordinator of Sexual Violence Response Services and Advocacy for Northwestern University

The alumnae group is designing a training course for UIC faculty and staff to assist survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. In addition, they will help to develop a course where students can earn necessary certifications for internships, volunteering and employment, as well as critically examine issues related to sexual assault and violence intervention.   All Alum and APP partners in attendance will mentor and interview students in the second hour.

For more information about the event or the Applied Psychology Program, contact Kathryn Engel, lecturer and director of internships in applied psychology, at; (312) 413-0456.

Campus co-sponsors of the event are the Campus Advocacy Network and UIC Office for Access and Equity.


Kathryn Engel /Director of Internships in Applied Psychology

Date posted

Oct 16, 2018

Date updated

Oct 18, 2018