What is an Advocate?
An advocate with the USF Center for Victim Advocacy is a professional who is trained to respond with compassion and expertise to the victims of crime, violence and abuse. This includes crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment, safety planning, academic and housing assistance, and nonjudgmental support to victims to help them get through the experience and regain control of their lives.
Makenzie Schiemann, Director
Rachel Preston, Senior Victim Advocate
Jessica Pinto, Victim Advocate
Megan Deremiah, Victim Advocate
Valnick Touloute, Administrative Coordinator
Angela Candela, Graduate Assistant