Kelli is the Director of Wellness Initiatives at OPEN and a clinical social worker. She received her B.S. in Family Studies from the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Social Work from Boston College. She completed her second year MSW internship at OPEN in 2013 and was hired as a full time staff member after graduation. She has experience working with adolescents and young adults, specifically related to substance use, sexual violence, domestic violence and mental health. Kelli strives to provide prevention and education on difficult topics in an engaging and approachable way.
Megan O’Hara is the Director of Violence Prevention Initiatives at the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern (OPEN) and a licensed independent clinical social worker. Megan has worked in health promotion and prevention efforts on college campuses since 2013. Previously, she worked as an outpatient therapist and high school social justice teacher. Megan earned her BA in Psychology and Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Social Work from Boston College. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, exploring bookstores, and playing volleyball.
Senior Assistant Director of Violence Prevention Initiatives
Madi (she/her) is the Senior Assistant Director of Violence Prevention Initiatives in the Office of Prevention and Education and a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW). She received her B.A. in Psychology from The Catholic University of America in 2018 and her Masters in Social Work from Boston College in 2020. Madi joined the OPEN team full-time in 2020 after completing her advanced year social work internship in the office. Madi spent three years researching clinical interventions for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and specifically studied suicide risk in college students. She previously volunteered with RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline, and has co-facilitated the HEAL campus support group for survivors of sexual assault. Madi is passionate about supporting students in their healing process, whatever that may mean for them. Outside of work, Madi enjoys shopping at independent bookstores, taking endless pictures of her cat, and listening to Taylor Swift as well as feminist recap podcasts of The Bachelor franchise.
Kirsten (they/she) is the Senior Assistant Director of Wellness Initiatives at the Office of Prevention and Education and a licensed independent clinical social worker. They earned a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in community assessment, program design, implementation, and evaluation as well as a Master of Social Work degree majoring in clinical social work with a specialization in trauma and violence from Boston University. She has previously worked as a stabilization case manager with older adults experiencing housing insecurity, as a policy fellow with the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, and as an administrator in a college academic advising office. Kirsten joined the OPEN team full-time in 2020 after completing her advanced year social work internship with OPEN. They are passionate about using the tools of public health and social work to facilitate conversations about substance use, sexual violence, and wellness with students. Outside of the office, Kirsten spends their time cuddling their two cats, going on nature walks, wheel-throwing pottery, and talking to anyone who will listen about marine biology.
Kyla Martin (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Confidential Resource Advisor for Northeastern.She is a graduate of Macalester College with a B.A. in Mathematics, earned a M.S. in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University, holds a graduate certificate in Restorative Practices from the International Institute for Restorative Practices, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.Through assistantships, internships, as well as full and part time employment Kyla has worked at 15 different institutions of Higher Education in various functional areas. In previous positions, she has served both complaints and respondents of discrimination cases to support them through the investigation and adjudication process or to provide support and resources.
In her free time, she enjoys baking, playing golf, and spending time with her puppy.
Kimberly (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director for Health Education at the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern (OPEN). She received her B.S. in Public Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Community Health Education at Merrimack College. Kimberly was a NASPA certified Peer Health Educator during her time at UMass where she got experience providing various resources relating to mental health, self care, alcohol/drugs and sexual health to the campus community. Kimberly joined the OPEN team in January 2022 looking to continue her passion for connecting with students and health promotion. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys being a dancer in the DanceWorks Boston Project, going out to eat, and Taylor Swift!
Elizabeth (she/her) is an Assistant Director in the Office of Prevention and Education. She earned both her B.A in Applied Psychology and her Master’s in Social Work at Boston College, with a focus on the intersections of public health and social work. Prior to O.P.E.N, she spent two years running HEAL campus support groups for survivors of sexual violence along with planning campus wide events surrounding sexual violence awareness. Elizabeth is passionate about improving access to culturally relevant survivor services and engaging students in conversations around sexual health. In her spare time, Elizabeth can be found exploring new coffeeshops, reading, and playing tennis!
Clara (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Director in the Office of Prevention and Education. She earned her B.A. in Applied Psychology and Human Development as well as her M.A. in Higher Education from Boston College, with a concentration in spirituality, faith, and formation. Prior to her work in OPEN, Clara managed a peer-led sexual violence prevention program for undergraduate students that focused on the promotion of prosocial bystander behaviors. She also offered support and resources to survivors of sexual violence in confidential counseling sessions, which she is excited to continue doing through her work in OPEN. Clara is passionate about accompanying students along their vocational journeys and engaging students in conversations about healthy sexuality and relationships. In her free time, Clara likes to try out new recipes, have movie nights with friends, and drink copious amounts of Irish Breakfast tea.
Alex (she/her/hers) is the Administrative Assistant at OPEN. She graduated with her B.S. in Health Science from Northeastern in May of 2022, and is now completing her Plus One year for her Master of Public Health. Alex joined the OPEN team in August of 2021 as a Graduate Assistant for Sexual Health Promotion, and in January of 2023 transitioned to a full-time position helping with sexual health, administrative tasks, office organization, and more. She enjoys drinking coffee, trying out new recipes, reading, and exploring Boston.
Sydney (she/her/hers) is a fourth-year student studying Criminal Justice and Psychology. This fall Sydney will finish her undergraduate degree with a BS in Psychology and in the spring, she will continue in the PlusOne program to achieve an MA in Criminology. She is originally from Staten Island, New York and will graduate in 2023. On campus, Sydney is the Senior Mentor of the Legacy Mentoring and Leadership Program, Vice President of the NEUSpeakout page run by SARC, and assists Professor Megan Denver in criminal justice research. When Sydney is not at school she enjoys crocheting, baking, and spending time with her friends.
Kassandra Boylan (she/her) is a fourth year Mathematics and Political Science who is beyond excited to work as a Sexual Violence Prevention Educator at OPEN. She will both be working in the UP2US Program and with FSL. She previously served as her chapter’s representative for the FSL Bystander Committee.
Cheyenne (she/her/hers) is a second-year student pursuing a major in Cell and Molecular Biology and a minor in Ethics. As a Husky-to-Husky peer educator, she is eager to be involved with health education. In the Northeastern community, she is involved with the Re-Game XR lab as well as the Northeastern Emergency Medical Services club. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her pets, taking care of her plants, as well as playing various video games!
Caroline (she/her/hers) is a first year Explore Program student and plans on majoring in Health Science & Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Caroline is very passionate about the importance of equitable and accessible behavioral healthcare and health education for all. On campus, she is an editor for NUSci, Northeastern’s science magazine, and is an active member of Northeastern’s ‘NEURONS’ club, PsyClub, and SHARE. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Caroline loves to write, paint, hike, and eat sushi in her free time!
Sasheen (she/her/hers) is a second year Psychology major with minors in Data Science, Computational Social Sciences, and Sociology. She is also a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and is currently shadowing the Educational Programing Director position within the organization. She is originally from outside Miami, FL, and loves reading, watching movies, and listening to music in her free time.
Alyssa (she/her) is a second-year Behavioral Neuroscience major. She is involved with the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and thrifting.