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Kelsey Hoie-Ferrell

she/her – Associate Director of Survivor Support

Kelsey served as the CARE Director at UC Santa Cruz for 4 years. In her social justice work she’s particularly dedicated to equity and access for survivors, community based accountability, and restorative justice. Prior to her work in survivor advocacy, Kelsey served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Eastern European Republic of Moldova. In Moldova, Kelsey was the director for an anti human trafficking initiative. She also worked on women’s empowerment programs and learned Romanian. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Fort Lewis College and a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University.Kelsey is the seeing-eye human for her blind dog, Loki. She is an artist and maker, and has been teaching herself stained glass techniques using pressed botanicals she gathers on hikes.

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