Professor Of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Humboldt State University
Dr. Berry helped establish the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee (SAPC), which focuses on equitable student outcomes central to persistence and degree completion. SAPC provides faculty workshops on supporting student survivors, trauma-informed training for University Police and the Dean of Students offices, and collaborates with community organizations to support survivors. All of their initiatives provide students with learning opportunities by serving as team members, leaders and trainers. Minority students hold key leadership roles in all programs, with the first cohort of SVP (Students for Violence Prevention) primarily comprising of students of color. This year, she received a 2019-20 Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award for her contribution to institutionalizing an award-winning, survivor-centered approach to sexual violence prevention and intervention at HSU.