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Meet the Team

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Kendra Massey

Kendra Massey

Director

(859) 572-5865

masseyk4@nku.edu

Bio

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 insectional 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

Emily Wright

Advocate

(859) 572-5840

wrighte12@nku.edu

Bio

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

Project Coordinator

(859) 572-5834

murrells1@nku.edu

Bio

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!

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Milena Steele

Milena Steele

BSW Intern

milena_steele@nku.edu

Bio

Milena is completing her field placement at the Norse Violence Prevention Center and will graduate in late fall with her Bachelor of Social Work. She has been advocating for victim-survivors of power-based personal violence targeting underserved populations for the past 15 years.

Likes: Traveling, finding new restaurants that offer tasty food and retail shopping

Favorite food: Steak and seafood

What I can't live without: Husband and children

What I love most about NKU: The welcoming environment

Aniya Arnold

Aniya Arnold

Student Coordinator

arnolda12@nku.edu

Bio

Aniya is a Junior at Northern Kentucky University studying Criminal Justice, with a minor in Social Justice. She is currently serving as Outreach Coordinator of the NVP Peer Ambassadors. Originally from Maysville, KY, Aniya has developed a deep love for NKU due to all of the amazing people and connections she has made through being an Ambassador for Student Support Services and working alongside great mentors! She is excited to reach each and every student on campus to educate them and let them know that they aren't alone.

Likes: Reading books by Black feminist writers, using my cricut to make everything, and watching Greys Anatomy

Favorite food: I LOVE french fries and spinach smoothies.

What I can't live without: God and my planner, they both keep me sane.

What I love about NKU: The people, from professors to staff and friends I have made along the way. I love them all and they make NKU what it is today.

Karla Arango

Karla Arango

Student Coordinator

arangok1@nku.edu

Bio

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!

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Kaetlyn Dyer

Kaetlyn Dyer

MSW Intern

dyerk3@nku.edu

Bio

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.

Miranda Miller

Miranda Miller

BSW Intern

millerm67@nku.edu

Bio

Miranda is a senior at NKU studying social work. She transferred to NKU her junior year after earning an associate degree in social work from UC Clermont. Restorative justice is a huge passion for Miranda. She is very excited to work and learn with the Norse Violence Prevention team to help make NKU's campus a safe environment for all students.

Likes: Tiktok, comedy podcasts, and thrifting

Favorite food: Vegan chicken salad

What I can't live without: Coffee, I am not human until I have my morning coffee.

What I love about NKU: All the professors and students that are in my program. Everyone is so nice and welcoming.

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