SafeBAE’s 3rd Annual

2024 Summer Activist Institute:


Meet the Planning Committee

These are 6 dedicated college students who have been working all year to plan and implement the activist training they would have wanted when they were in high school.  They come from all over the US and will be joining you in Maine as mentors in your work. Get to know them!

Aela Mansmann

Aela (she/her) is a 19-year-old Sophomore at Manhattanville University 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, overseeing their youth-facing programming and contributing to much of their prevention video content before transitioning 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.


Reid Pinckard

Reid (he/him/they/them) is a junior at the University of Arkansas where they study political science and news/editorial journalism with minors in gender studies and Southern studies. Pinckard is a queer survivor of sexual violence from the U.S. South fighting to prevent sexual violence systemically. They are the founder and president of the University of Arkansas chapter of the Sexual Violence Prevention Association (UArk SVPA), the director of campus chapters at the SVPA, and the creator of the SVPA’s campus chapter fellowship. Pinckard, while fighting for all survivors, has taken an interest in the queer South and how violence is used as a tool of political control and continues to ravage through their own community.

Alyssa Schramm

Alyssa (they/them) is a junior studying psychology at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). Due to a lack of adequate, early sex education, Alyssa experienced unwanted sexual advances and intimate partner violence during middle and high school. Upon attending a mandatory sexual violence prevention workshop during their freshman year of college, Alyssa came to terms with their survivorship and embarked on a path of prevention education. For the past two years, Alyssa has been teaching these same sexual violence prevention workshops to incoming freshmen and enhancing sexual health education within the broader campus community. Now, they work as a sexual violence prevention program assistant at the Women’s Resources Center, the on-campus sexual violence prevention and response office. There, they developed an “Introduction to Healthy Boundaries” workshop curriculum and are actively involved in improving sexual health resources on campus. Alyssa looks forward to contributing to the planning committee for SafeBAE’s 2024 Summer Activist Institute, aiming to provide the comprehensive education they wish they had received in their youth.

Sydney Turner

Originally from the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sydney (she/her) 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.

Joyce Onana

Marie Andre “Joyce” Onana Mfege (she/her) is a first-year sociology major and comparative women’s studies minor at Spelman College from Bethesda, Maryland. When in high school, she conducted research with lawyers in the state of Maryland to push her county into implementing equitable policies in schools, such as feminine hygiene products in schools, abolishing their support of policing in schools, and redefining the Advanced Placement program to make it more accessible for low-income children. While at Spelman, she has continued much of the same efforts as a Social Justice fellow focused on voter advocacy and reproductive justice equity and a Georgia Women’s Policy Institute fellow working with her peers to advocate for a bill on comprehensive sexual education. Although social justice activism is at the forefront of her identity, she is also a loving older sister and godmother and prides herself in her immigrant background.

Theo Hutt

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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