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.
Madi (she/her) is an Assistant Director in the Office of Prevention and Education and a clinical social worker. 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 currently co-facilitates the HEAL campus support group for survivors of sexual assault. Madi is passionate about engaging university students in conversations about consent, sexual violence, and mental health.
Kirsten (she/they) is an Assistant Director at the Office of Prevention and Education and a public health social worker. She 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. They have 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.
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!
Claire (She/Her/Hers) is a graduate student at Boston College, pursuing a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Theology. She is originally from the Chicago suburbs but moved to Boston for her undergraduate studies in Applied Psychology and English. In her free time, Claire enjoys playing Mario Kart with her roommates and going on hikes.
Alex Kane (She/Her/Hers) is a graduate assistant at OPEN working with sexual health promotion and the Frisky Husky program. She is pursuing a combined BS/MPH student at Northeastern University. She completed her first co-op at Tufts Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and her second co-op at Boston Medical Center working as a research assistant in the Department of Psychiatry. In her free time, she enjoys baking and exploring Boston.
Anna (She/Her/Hers) is a Graduate Assistant at OPEN. She is enrolled in CAMD’s MS in Creative Practice Leadership program at Northeastern University. For undergrad, she earned BBAs in Marketing, Accounting, and Management at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. She is pursuing a career blending her interests in creative disciplines, business, and tech. Her interests include music, digital media, wellness, entrepreneurship, and experiential travel.
Graduate Assistant of Husky to Husky (Peer Educator)
Olivia (She/Her/Hers) is a senior at Northeastern studying bioengineering and will be graduating in Spring of 2022. She has led the Husky to Husky peer education program since 2018, which provides mental health and alcohol toxicity programming to the student body. Olivia is passionate about connecting students to on campus resources and making sure they have all the tools they need to maintain their mental health and wellness. In particular, she enjoys helping students develop their self-care strategies.
Adriana (She/Her/Hers) is a 4th year BNS student with a minor in public health. She is extremely passionate about all aspects of health education and enjoy listening to people. She is a big Marvel fan and loves talking about movies!
Emma (She/Her/Hers) is a 4th year Behavioral Neuroscience major with a public health minor on a premed track. More specifically, she hopes to get her MD/MPH after college! She is super passionate about increasing education on important healthcare topics such as mental health, health disparities, and safe sex education.
Emma (She/Her/Hers) is a graduate student studying Journalism at The School of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern. She got her undergrad degree in International Affairs at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Additionally, she just finished a year working with the education non-profit City Year New York, working with 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students. She is so excited to be a part of OPEN!
Satakshi (She/Her/Hers) is currently pursuing Master of Science in Project Management at Northeastern University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with Mathematics and Human Rights as electives. She was a panelist at a HeForShe conference and spoke on gender pay gap in payment parity, founded by UN Women. She has also performed poetry on equality and empowerment at We The Women, Asia. She has been an avid debater and public speaker who believes that people must agree to disagree for the perpetuation of impactful discussions. In her free time, she enjoys painting with makeshift spatulas on canvasses, reading up on political scandals and listening to the Philosophy Bites podcast on Spotify.
Kathleen (She/Her/Hers) is a second-year graduate student in Northeastern’s M.S. in Media Advocacy program and a Sexual Violence Prevention Programming Facilitator with OPEN. She attended undergrad at Virginia Tech where she completed a B.A. in Public Relations and Political Science and a B.A. in Public and Urban Affairs with a focus in Public Policy. At Virginia Tech, she taught alcohol safety and harm reduction workshops as a student wellness peer educator and worked on gender-based violence prevention programming as an intern at the campus women’s center. She is excited to build on those skills and expand her experience at OPEN and loves to read and explore Boston in her free time!
Chenelle (She/Her/Hers) is a third-year student studying Health Science with a minor in Psychology, and is on the Pre-Med Track. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY and will graduate in 2023. On campus, Chenelle is the President of the Iota Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and conducts research at the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. A fun fact about Chenelle is not only did she start her own business at age 17, she currently has her own YouTube channel where she educates high school students about her experience at Northeastern University.
Chloe (She/Her/Hers) is a third-year Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology major here at Northeastern. She is also involved with the Northeastern Sexual Health Advocacy Research and Education club on campus. In her free time, she loves curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee, or exploring Boston with her friends.