Aela is an 18 year old Freshman at Manhattanville College in New York. She is a lifelong activist, always working to create and utilize art to awaken activism among young people. She was the Youth Organizing Director at SafeBAE for two years, contributing to many of their prevention video content creations and has now transitioned onto their Board of Directors. Prior to that, she developed and produced SafeBAE’s first Consent Summit with over 750 students throughout greater New England in attendance. She has served as the state director for March for our Lives (2019-2020) and an eTag Advisory member at Break the Cycle (2020). In 2019, she moderated a local town hall for presidential candidate Pete Buttegeig in Portland, ME. She has presented on behalf of SafeBAE at the Every Voice Coalition Summit at Harvard, the American Federation of Teachers Conference, the New England Youth Identity Summit, among others. She has received scholarship awards from March for Our Lives, The Community Strings Project, US Cellular’s 16 Under 16 Contest, and more. Aela is most known for her sexual assault survivor activism in her high school school resulting in her suspension, which she challenged in court with help from the ACLU in 2019 and won her case and all subsequent appeals in 2020. The verdict of the case resulted in a precedent which affirms students first amendment rights within school walls.
Bella is currently a freshman attending Temple University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Women’s studies. Bella’s history of advocacy started her junior year of high school, when she formed her own anti-sexual violence club, SAAP PHS. Since then, she’s been working as the Newsletter Editor, Caucus Leader, and Legislative Lead with organizations such as Take Back the Night Foundation, It’s On Us, Every Voice Coalition, the Advocacy Academy, and SAASA at Temple University. She hopes to be a lawyer specializing in sexual violence cases while offering survivors free legal help.
Chalina Lauraine Morgan-Lopez (she/they/ella) began her work with SafeBAE in 2021 as a member of the Consent Summit Planning Committee, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She’s worked alongside numerous organizations to advocate for educational equity for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students in North Carolina in addition to supporting comprehensive sex education. Chalina attends North Carolina State University as a Political Science and Spanish major where she’s a member of the NAACP, and a representative of EROC’s (End Rape on Campus) Student Survivor Caucus. They also serve as a senator in Student Government and as a member of the Title IX department.
Originally from the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sydney is a student at the University of Illinois, studying Psychology and Communication. As a survivor and an activist, she has devoted her endeavors to promoting sexual violence prevention and intersectional feminism nationwide – with one of her strongest passions being to uplift and advocate for women of color. In the future, she hopes to pursue a legal career, focusing on sexual misconduct as well as reproductive rights. In addition to these commitments, Sydney is a professional poet who seeks to embody the intersection between social justice and fine arts.
My name is Elye Robinovitz. Born and raised in Atlanta to a family of all women, I learned the importance of joining in a shared struggle for equal rights, as none of us are free until we all are. After attending both public schools and private Jewish schools throughout my time at home, I packed my bags and moved to Waltham, Massachusetts to attend Brandeis University. Since being at Brandeis, I’ve only grown more passionate for politics and the advancement of fundamental human rights. Through the various clubs I’ve been active in and led, we have successfully lobbied Congress to enact change and brought various student leaders to the forefront of these efforts. It wasn’t until my senior year that I first heard of SafeBAE. Since then, I’ve been active in the movement and done whatever I could to help. I am looking forward to continuing that with SafeBAE’s 2023 Planning Committee.
My name is Theo Hutt and I am a junior at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, studying medicine! I am currently studying for the MCAT as well as preparing what feels like a million things for my application, but I am loving every second of it! I am originally from a small town just north of Boston, Massachusetts and have lived there my entire life. I help run our MeToo Club at school, which includes hosting workshops, discussions, and presentations about topics such as consent, healthy relationships, and sexual violence. The MeToo movement has always been meaningful to me, and I have loved being surrounded by motivated, welcoming individuals within that community.
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