Kendra Massey started as the Director of the Norse Violence Prevention Center in February 2019. Prior to coming to NKU, she worked in the field of interpersonal violence prevention and intervention at community-based nonprofits for over fifteen years. She strongly believes that interpersonal violence is preventable and is excited to be part of a coordinated prevention and response team at NKU. She's committed to addressing the issue of interpersonal violence through a trauma-informed and intersectional lens. Kendra holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Xavier University and is pursuing a Masters of Social Work from NKU.
Likes: Traveling and doing anything active and outdoors
Favorite food: Snacks, especially applies with peanut butter
What I can't live without: Chapstick - I have Burt's Bees on me at all times.
What I love about NKU: The welcoming environment and amazing students
Emily Wright started as the Advocate for the Norse Violence Prevention Center in January 2020. Emily graduated from NKU with her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work and is excited to return to the university that had such a great impact on her life. Prior to NVP, she advocated for human trafficking survivors in Southwest Ohio, conducted outreach in Cincinnati, and provided trainings on human trafficking to the community. She looks forward to ensuring all students that come to NVP feel heard, empowered, and supported.
Likes: Reading, podcasts, the Cincinnati Reds, camping, and boating on the lake
Favorite food: Skyline Chili
What I can't live without: Iced Coffee and Spotify
What I love about NKU: It's an extremely friendly, close-knit community.
Sammi Murrell started as the Project Coordinator for the Norse Violence Prevention Center in June 2021. Sammi graduated from NKU with her Bachelor’s in Public Relations. Prior to this position, Sammi served as the President of the NVP Peer Ambassador program as well as working in the NVP office as the Student Coordinator. She is excited to work with the energized students, faculty, and staff at NKU to make our campus a welcoming and safe place for all students.
Likes: Embroidery, Gilmore Girls, and playing Animal Crossing
Favorite Food: Take out Chinese and basically all forms of pasta!
What I Cant Live Without: My planner, it's my heart and soul.
What I love about NKU: The supportive community and student leaders that are determined to create change!
Jasmine is returning to NVP as an advocate after previously serving as NVP's BSW intern in the spring of 2020. She also previously interned as a trauma therapist with a local Northern Kentucky organization. She is excited to be back serving NVP as an advocate for students at the university she loves most, NKU.
Likes: Herbalism, gardening, going to the farmers market, and cooking shows
Favorite food: Carrots and anything roasted, toasted, or smothered in sauce
What I can't live without: I couldn't live without flowers, luckily they are one of earth's eternal gifts.
What I love most about NKU: The endless support and care shown to the students that make NKU great!
Public Relations Intern
Olivia is serving as Public Relations Intern for Norse Violence Prevention. She is a senior studying Health Communications. In addition to this position, she serves as VP of Member Relations for NKU's PRSSA organization. She is thrilled to work with the Norse Violence Prevention team to support students while promoting a safe and connected campus.
Likes: Traveling, making jewelry, and visiting local boutiques
Favorite food: Auntie Anne's pretzels are the best.
What I can't live without: Spotify and Pinterest
What I love about NKU: The environment and students create an ability to connect with others through things you're passionate about.
Karla Arango is serving as the Student Coordinator of the Norse Violence Prevention Center. Karla is a Junior studying International Studies. Prior to this position, Karla served as one of the NVP Ambassadors. She is beyond excited to work alongside the Norse Violence Prevention team, as well as the campus community to make our campus the most welcoming and safe environment for all students.
Likes: Makeup, painting, and crystals
Favorite food: I could eat chips and queso for the rest of my life.
What I can't live without: Music. I seriously don't think I could live without it.
What I love about NKU: That every student is able to use their voice to advocate for positive change!
Kaetlyn is returning to the NVP office as an MSW intern after previously serving as NVP's BSW intern. She currently works as a crisis intervention specialist for the Ion Center for Violence Prevention. She is excited to return to the office to advocate on behalf of students and work on creating a campus that is safe and accepting for survivors of interpersonal violence.
Likes: Stardew Valley, horror movies, spending time with my cat, Freddie
Favorite food: Sauerkraut and sausage
What I can't live without: Chapstick
What I love about NKU: There is always somebody on campus to support students, whether that be faculty, staff, or other students.
Bekah is a senior at NKU studying social work. She has a great passion for youth and education, specifically advocating for Healthy Sexuality/Comprehensive Sexual Education and the violence prevention it entails. She is excited to work with the Norse Violence Prevention team to support safe and healthier communities.
Likes: Reading, thrifting, gardening, and travel!
Favorite food: Tacos
What I can't live without: Coffee, forever my life saver!
What I love about NKU: It's been an interesting time to be back in school. I have really enjoyed the support from professors and staff while we all navigate the pandemic.