Board of Directors (2014-2016 who are not continuing another term from 2016-2018)
Laura S. Logan is an educator, researcher and activist with a long history of activism to end violence against marginalized people. Laura is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hastings College. Her recent research focuses on street harassment and intersecting inequalities. A native Nebraskan who currently lives in Hastings, NE, Laura has studied street harassment in small towns and large cities in Midwest U.S. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2006 then attended Kansas State University where she earned a Master in Sociology in 2008, a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies in 2009, and a PhD in Sociology in 2013. Her research and teaching interests include inequalities, gender and sexualities, institutional racism, intersectionality, criminology, social movements, and political sociology. Her published work has examined lesbian social networks, gendered organizations, the New Jersey 7, and street harassment. Her most recent project is a study of street harassment and fear of rape among queer women. Laura joins the board with an eye to helping grow the anti-street harassment movement so that public space becomes safe space for all people. Her website is http://www.lauraslogan.com/.
Erin McKelle is a digital media consultant, writer, feminist blogger, entrepreneur, and creative evangelist. She divides her time between working as a consultant for clients ranging from startups to small non-profits, writing for popular online publications, and building her empire. When not engaged in a passion project, Erin can usually be found reading a book, cooking up a new recipe, or obsessing over pop-culture. She was previously a blog correspondent and a social media volunteer for Stop Street Harassment before joining the board.
Board of Directors (2012-14)
Anna Bavier is a community connector and works with a variety of LGBT organizations in promoting health, wellness and activism programs in Washington, DC. A native Minnesotan and Howard University graduate, Anna earned a Marketing degree and has worked in both commercial insurance brokerage & auditing as well as nonprofits specializing in volunteer management & fundraising. As someone who loves to travel, she is striving to ensure everyone can enjoy a street harassment-free life in ANY city or town whether it’s while running, partaking in nightlife or headed to work.
Elizabeth Bolton is the managing editor for the American Association of University Women, where she oversees the production of almost all communications materials for the organization. Prior to joining AAUW, she reported on federal labor law, sexual harassment in schools, and grants for Thompson Publishing Group. She holds a master’s degree in public policy with a focus in women’s studies from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University. As a runner, she hopes to help create a world in which all women feel free to run on streets and trails wherever and whenever they want.
Rhode Island native Nuala Cabral is an educator, activist and award-winning filmmaker who entered into anti-street harassment activism in 2009 with her short film Walking Home.Upon obtaining her Masters in Media Studies at Temple University, Nuala co-founded FAAN Mail, a media literacy and activist project formed by women of color in Philadelphia. Nuala is passionate about using media and media literacy to build understanding, share silenced voices and provoke social change. A witness to the normalization of street harassment in her community, Nuala joins the movement with the understanding that another reality is possible and necessary.
Holly Kearl founded Stop Street Harassment first as a website and companion blog in 2008. Next she wrote the book Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women (Praeger Publisher, 2010). Since then, she’s given more than 125 talks around the world about this issue and has received widespread media attention for her comprehensive work around ending street harassment. In spring 2011, she founded International Anti-Street Harassment Day, which, became International Anti-Street Harassment Week in 2012. From 2007-2013 she also worked as a program manager full time for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a women’s equity nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Currently, she works as a consultant for AAUW and for UN Women and a part-time facilitator for The OpEd Project. She received a Master’s degree from George Washington University and degrees in history and women’s studies from Santa Clara University.
Zabie Khorakiwala is a sexual assault specialist and currently manages the educational and prevention programs on UC Irvine’s campus related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Zabie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and Education from the University of California, Irvine and did her graduate work in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at The George Washington University. Zabie is also a certified yoga instructor through Core Power Yoga. She is the founder of Transcending Sexual Violence through Yoga, an organization with a simple mission: empowering survivors to heal through yoga. Zabie is also a founder of the Young Professionals Society of Orange County and she manages the philanthropic events of the organization. She is widely recognized for her hard work and dedication to her field, most recently as a finalist for WIN’s Young Women of Achievement Award and as a recipient of UC Irvine’s Order of the Laurel Award and the Janet Loxley Award. For more information on her yoga work with survivors of sexual violence, visit her page on The Breathe Network.
Layla Moughari is a Program Associate at the Women’s Learning Partnership, where she coordinates joint women’s rights programs in Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, and Turkey. She also is the coordinator of the International Women’s Democracy Network, a network of civil society actors and activists committed to increasing women’s civic and political participation. Previously, Layla was a Policy Analyst with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Layla is committed to eradicating violence against women and ending street harassment in the US and internationally. Most recently, during International Anti-Street Harassment week in March she spoke on a panel about the similarities between street harassment in Tehran, Iran and in DC. Layla has a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Women’s Studies from the George Washington University and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida.
A native of Pennsylvania, Patrick Ryne McNeil works in communications at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, where he writes on a range of social justice issues. After completing a bachelor’s degree in English and Communications with a minor in Sociology at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, Patrick went on to The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for a master’s in Women’s Studies, where he wrote his thesis on the street harassment of gay and bisexual men. Patrick has written for the Huffington Post, Washington Blade, Feministe, Fem2.0, Role/Reboot, and the Stop Street Harassment blog, and was awarded SSH’s Safe Public Spaces Trailblazer award in 2013 for his street harassment-related work.
Jennifer Scott is the Assistant Director for Interpersonal Violence Services at the North Carolina State University Women’s Center. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has been doing sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and education work for almost 10 years. She approaches her work from a social justice perspective, examining the intersections of identity, power, and society. She loves working with college students, and is excited to serve on the Stop Street Harassment Board.
Relando Thompkins is a social justice worker interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and using peace as non-violent action. Through service, conflict resolution through non-violent communication, and social action, he works to build more equitable and inclusive communities and to increase intercultural understanding. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, He hopes to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways. His website and blog: Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian (N.A.H.) can be found at relandothompkins.com