Bystander Intervention Participants
I am Brittany Beach, and I am the Graduate Assistant for the 20:1 Bystander Intervention Program. I am currently working toward my MS in Student Affairs Administration here at Binghamton University. I graduated in 2015 with my BA in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo, where I worked as a research assistant. I recently co-authored an article published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence regarding patterns of sexual violence in dating relationships. I joined the 20:1 team because I believe that peer education gives students the resources to intervene safely in potentially dangerous situations, and the self-efficacy students learn during these presentations will stay with them throughout adulthood.
My name is Amanda Fernandez, I am from Queens, NY and I am a Junior at Binghamton majoring in Psychology and Spanish Language & Literature. I am the President of Quimbamba Latin Dance Team, and Intern for the Dean's Team, and a former Quimbamba-LASU Liaison for the Latin American Student Union. I joined 20:1 because I felt as though it was an effective way to educate the student body on what to do when they encounter certain situations. Students relate more easily when they are being educated by their peers, so I wanted to do my part and get involved.
I am Helen Frazer, and I'm a Junior at Binghamton University majoring in Biological Anthropology. I am from Maplewood, New Jersey and I'm the treasurer of Bing Stand Up and an obsessive movie lover. I joined 20:1 because she knows too many people who have been sexually assaulted to not do something about it. I believe that if students look out for each other on this campus and elsewhere sexual assault and other acts of violence can be greatly reduced
My name is Lauren Kaufman. I'm a senior, majoring in Psychology with a minor in General Anthropoloy and I plan on pursuing a career in social work after I graduate in May 2016. I'm from Staten Island, New York. I joined this program because it's a great way to circulate knowledge about the dangers of sexual assault and how to prevent it on campus. This 20:1 position provides an opportunity to focus on one of the major problems on college campuses today. I was a member of the 20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention Program last year, and I thought this would be a great way to round out my knowledge of the many different problems we face on campus every day.
My name is Stephanie Kenn. I am a Senior Psychology major from Lynbrook, New York. Currently I am a member of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority where I have held roles on the Executive Board for the past two years as the former President and current Sisterhood Development Chair. I joined the 20:1 Bystander Intervention team because I was inspired by a sister who was a part of the program last year. I believe this program is a valuable resource to help spread awareness about issues that are often overlooked.
I am John Marafino, and I am a sophomore from Williston Park, NY. Currently I am a Finance and MIS major at the School of Management. Some of my interests include playing golf and watching football. I joined 20:1 to help make a difference on Binghamton's campus by spreading awareness of Bystander Intervention.
My name is Brian McAllister. I am a junior at Binghamton University and I am a Finance/MIS major. I enjoy running and playing tennis even though I have absolutely no talent or skill. I joined 20:1 because I felt like their message of bystander intervention was an important one. The members do their jobs effectively and passionately, and it is an organization of people that I wanted to be a part of.
I am Adam Melendez, and I am currently a senior here at Binghamton University. I study Cinematography and Graphic Design. I am from the Bronx New York. I originally became a part of 20:1 at the beginning of my junior year as an intern for the Sexual Assault Prevention Program. It was an initiative on campus that I had always admired and wanted to become a part of. After participating in that program for a year, I decided that I wanted to continue with the Bystander Awareness Program. I agree with the message the 20:1 Internship sends and the positive effect it has had on campus, and am glad to devote my time to such a great and impactful cause.
My name is Carol Tam, and I am a senior here at Binghamton University. I am majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with a minor in Chinese. I am from Staten Island, New York. Outside of class, I am involved in Pre-Medical Association, Student Conduct Board, as well as Relay for Life. My hobbies include swimming, crafting, and reading. I decided to join the 20:1 Bystander Intervention Program because sexual assault is such a prevalent issue on campus but it is so often a topic that is swept under the rug. It is an issue, unfortunately, that needs to be addressed now and soon.