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Center for Advocacy, Response and Education


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Clara Valadares Kientz
Assistant Director

Clara Valadares Kientz received her B.S. and M.S. in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University. She has served as a Police Response Advocate for the Manhattan Crisis Center since 2012 where she gained experience addressing immediate safety concerns and supporting survivors of domestic violence. She oversees education and advocacy services in the CARE office.


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Shanese McGregor

Shanese McGregor is originally from Indiana ("the Hoosier State"). She graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a B.A. in Psychology in 2013. Post graduation, she went to work for the Department of Child Services in Indiana where she ensured the safety of children from child abuse and neglect. In 2017, she earned her M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. While working towards her M.A. she was the graduate assistant for the Office of Victim Services. Her duties entailed providing confidential services to the community regarding sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking. Shanese has a passion for serving the community for ensuring safety, advocacy, and enhance knowledge on prevention work and how it can be effectively conducted in collegiate settings. 


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Stephanie Foran

Stephanie Foran, originally from New Jersey, obtained a bachelor's degree in Global/Multinational Studies and Political Science from Rider University and a master's degree in International Relations from Webster University. While living in New Jersey, she served as a direct services advocate and prevention educator providing outreach to local government, nonprofits, high schools, and police stations in an effort to fight sexual assault from a community perspective. She was in charge of counseling services, making appointments, and providing referrals for clients as needed. She has displayed a true passion to assist survivors of crime while being trauma-informed.


Intake Specialist - Vacant


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Gabrielle Hull
Graduate Research Assistant

Gabrielle received her B.S. in Political Science and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies from Kansas State University. She is currently working on her M.P.A. at Kansas State University. Gabrielle served as Shelter Staff at the Manhattan Crisis Center where she worked with emergency shelter services, completing survivor intakes, and creating healthy relationships with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She hopes to continue her work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as an advocate upon completion of her degree.