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Roc(xx)y Site Leaders

It is July, so SBAI's students from the Roc(xx)y Summer Internship Program are keeping active intellectually and professionally! Who are their fearless leaders? This month we feature the inspiring Roc(xx)y Internship Site Supervisors! SBAI is happy to be affiliated with these leaders for social justice in the Rochester community! Learn more about Roc(xx)y online.

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Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook is the Community Affairs Coordinator at Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse Region. She attended the University of Arizona for Health Education and received her Masters in Social Behavior & Health and Public Policy and Administration from the University of Albany School of Public Health. Before working at Planned Parenthood, she worked at the American Civil Liberties Union and at Pantano Behavioral Health Services.

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KaeLyn Rich

KaeLyn Rich is the Genesee Valley Chapter Director for the New York Civil Liberties Union. She is also a professional speaker and sex educator with Sex Discussed Here. Previously, KaeLyn has served as the Community Affairs Coordinator at Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse Region (PPRSR), VOX Recruiter for PPRSR, and at SAF House as Resident Assistant/Sexual Assault Advocate. Rich recieved a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from SUNY Brockport.

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Kaci Smith

Kaci Smith is the Director of Girls Rock! Rochester, an organization dedicated to empowering girls through music creation and performance. Smith manages the day to day activities of organization, drafts press releases and speaks to press and media about organization and upcoming events. She also approves all documentation and curriculum, coordinates with workshop leaders regarding their plan and approves their workshop. Smith is an Art Teacher, and in the past has taught Photography and been a Drum Instructor/Band Coach. She graduated from Alfred University with a BFA, and received a MA from Nazareth College for Teaching English as a Second Language/ESL Language Instructor.

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Renée Heininger

Renée Heininger currently serves on the Board of Directors at Students Active for Ending Rape and as the Volunteer Coordinator of Girls Rock! Rochester. She also works in the Department of English at the University of Rochester. She has previously worked as an STIs & HIV Educator (Volunteer) for Peer Health Exchange, and as a Math & Literacy Tutor for NYU America Reads & America Counts. She graduated from NYU with a B.S. with Honors in Media, Culture, and Communication.

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Catherine Cerulli

Catherine Cerulli is the Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Leadership, as well as the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, which uses evidence-based research to provide resources to community partners to end domestic violence. Cerulli received an AAUW Community Action Grant to study the local government’s response to cases of domestic violence in Buffalo, NY. She also established the Clinic for Women, Children, and Social Justice at University of Buffalo, which trains lawyers to effectively try cases related to domestic violence. As director of the Anthony Center for Leadership, Cerulli is responsible for creating and implementing programs to celebrate women’s achievements and work to overcome the remaining barriers to women’s wider leadership.  

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