Assistant Director of Sexual Violence Response Services
Strengths: Ideation, Input, Strategic, Individualization, Learner
Katelyn Kennon (she/they) is the Assistant Director of Sexual Violence Response Services at CARE, where they provide confidential, survivor-centered advocacy and support to Northwestern students and collaborate on macro-level initiatives to support survivors. She is also the advisor of SPEAK (Students Promoting Education, Awareness, and Knowledge) for Change.
Katelyn first became involved in organizing, research, and peer prevention education around sexual and relationship harm while an undergraduate at the University of Arizona. Later, they worked and volunteered in Arizona and Michigan responding to survivors’ crisis line calls and emergency department visits. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Katelyn filled several prevention and advocacy-focused roles at the SAPAC (Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center) at the University of Michigan, where she also earned her MSW and continues to work toward her PhD in social work and sociology.
Katelyn is especially passionate about restorative and transformative justice, disability justice, harm reduction, and addressing the needs of graduate and professional students. She is committed to drawing connections between structural and interpersonal violence and foregrounding the experiences of marginalized student-survivors. Outside of work, Katelyn is passionate about video games, documentaries, thrift shopping, and bad reality TV.