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 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 in her role with 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 serves as a part-time, back-up advocate to ensure coverage for NVP's drop-in advocacy support. She previously worked with NVP as a full-time advocate after interning as a trauma therapist with a local Northern Kentucky organization. She is excited to be 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!
Izzy Beck is currently working toward her bachelor degree in social work at NKU and is expecting to graduate in fall 2023. She is spending her final semester interning with Norse Violence Prevention. Izzy plans to return to NKU to work toward her masters degree in social work and hopes to spend her career doing advocacy work.
Likes: sharks, reading, and spending time with friends
Favorite food: fresh fruit, especially pineapple or cherries
What I can’t live without: I can't live without my cat, Henry
What I love about NKU: I love the opportunities students have to discover what they want to do.