Amanda Childress is a public health educator that specializes in sexual violence prevention and has served as the advisor for Movement Against Violence since 2011. At Dartmouth, Amanda is the Associate Director for the Student Wellness Center. She oversees sexual violence prevention initiatives on campus including the development of a four-year sexual violence prevention and education experience for undergraduate students. MAV leaders apsire to create and maintain an atmosphere of self-care and positive reinforcement. In line with that core principle, Amanda celebrates her ability to remain hopeful, empathize with others, and turn challenges and setbacks into growing and learning opportunities. She feels inspired by how many students get involved with MAV and dedicate their time and energy to make a difference in their own community. Amanda would like to express that she feels that it is an honor to work with students who care so deeply and passionately about making a difference, and she hopes that in the future MAV can assess the effectiveness of their programs. The work MAV does is so incredibly important and Amanda would love to see MAV have data to support their efforts.
The time is always right to do what is right. -Martin Luther King, Jr.