Volunteer Staff

TBTNF Staff are 100% volunteers.

 

Meet our rockstar team. We are single moms, grad students, disabled women, high school athletes, retired professionals, long-standing activists, and more. We are diverse in every way. We unite in our dedication, talent, and time with our commitment to the mission to Take Back The Night.

Katie Koestner (she/her)

Katie Koestner (she/her)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Katie is the first woman in the United States to speak out nationally and publicly as the victim of campus “date” rape at age 18. Katie has been featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight and other national television programs. Katie is the subject of an HBO movie and has lectured for over 5000 schools and organizations in North America and around the world.

Amy Tilton (she/her)

Amy Tilton (she/her)

CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR

Amy serves as the Client Services Director for TBTNF. Amy coordinates the biannual TBTNF Global Virtual Event and manages the TBTNF Gear Shop. She provides technical direction to participants and volunteers for national TBTNF projects and events, such as the Shine Your Light Yoga Festival. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and professional experience in the medical field, Amy brings a passion for wellness to TBTNF.

Amanda Blaugher (she/her)

Amanda Blaugher (she/her)

LEGAL COORDINATOR

Amanda serves as the Program Director for TBTNF and is the A.D. of Residence Life at Penn State Harrisburg. She oversees campaigns such as 10 Points of Light and Respect My Red. Amanda works tirelessly to assist event holders with planning and organizing their walks, runs, vigils and educational programs. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University and created a Women’s Empowerment Program. She has presented to over 200,000 students and professionals across the country.

Gordon Braxton (he/him)

Gordon Braxton (he/him)

MEN'S ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Gordon Braxton is a Division Chief with the Department of Defense, and previously served as the Prevention Specialist at Harvard University, where he implemented the University’s violence prevention policies. Gordon completed his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia and has a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Gordon was introduced to the field of sexual violence prevention as a peer educator in an all-male anti-violence group at the University of Virginia. He is also the author of “Empowering Black Boys to Challenge Rape Culture.”

Claire Lo (she/her)

Claire Lo (she/her)

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Claire is a student studying Neuroscience and Gender Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She manages TBTN’s social media platforms by creating informative posts from a diverse and inclusive perspective. She hopes to enter the medical field where she can continue helping others from an intersectional point of view.

Lahari Ramagiri (she/her)

Lahari Ramagiri (she/her)

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

Lahari is an Honors student at the Virginia Commonwealth University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She is dedicated to supporting victims of sexual violence through her work on the Shine Your Light Yoga team. She is pursuing a career in the medical field, where she hopes to continue to help trauma victims heal.

Tierra Barber (she/her)

Tierra Barber (she/her)

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY COORDINATOR

Tierra strives to help others become the best version of themselves through education and health and wellness. Professionally she serves as an Assistant Director of Admissions for Central Michigan University. Tierra graduated from Baylor University and is a graduate of the 2011 NCAA Leadership Institute. She also completed the Athlete Development Professional Certification Program with The Wharton School. You can find Tierra teaching regular yoga, meditation, and fitness.

Parker Worley (they/them)

Parker Worley (they/them)

NEWSLETTER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Parker Worley is an English and WGSS student at Rutgers NB. They are a recent graduate from the Academy for Allied Health Sciences in Scotch Plains, NJ. Topics such as Women’s Health and research in general are a big passion of Parker’s, as they look to go into library sciences. They use their skills of copy editing, writing, research, and communication as Editor-In-Chief for the Take Back The Night Foundation monthly newsletter.

Sarah Stuparits (she/her)

Sarah Stuparits (she/her)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sarah began her work for TBTNF by managing the Shine Your Light Yoga Festival event. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago in International Studies and English. Sarah is currently attending University of Northern Colorado Graduate School, working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and working as a Registered Behavior Technician currently. Sarah aspires to spend her life allowing the voiceless to have a voice. She plans to learn the science behind behavior and apply it to make changes in  the world of social justice.

Lily Signori (she/her)

Lily Signori (she/her)

PROJECT MANAGER

Lily graduated from the University of Maryland in 2022 with a B.S. in Information Science. She was adopted from China at age one and currently lives in Washington D.C. with her two cats. Lily has been working with TBTNF since 2020 on various projects, from volunteer outreach to Gear Shop improvements. She also works as a Project Manager for Campus Outreach Services, facilitating the spread of education on all topics of critical wellness issues.

Emily Wang (she/her)

Emily Wang (she/her)

CHAPTER DIRECTOR

Emily is currently a senior at the University of Michigan studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, with a minor in Gender and Health. She joined TBTNF in 2020 because of her passion for sexual violence prevention work, and she hopes to bring a trauma-informed perspective to her future career as a medical professional.

Travis Marshall (he/him)

Travis Marshall (he/him)

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Travis Marshall grew up in an ethnically diverse New Jersey suburb, raised by his hard-working mother who is a domestic violence survivor. He completed a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Massachusetts as a first-generation college student, working professionally in the aerospace industry. Currently, Travis is an instructor, advisor, and administrator at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania. Travis also mentors young men in finding their own path to make reasoned, moral decisions.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. We work hard to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. To reach our Legal Support Team, please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. For immediate medical support, please call 911. For counseling support, call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline at (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. We work hard to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. To reach our Legal Support Team, please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. For immediate medical support, please call 911. For counseling support, call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline at (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

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