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Center for Advocacy, Response and Education


Clara Kientz
CARE Graduate Assistant

Clara Kientz received her B.S. from Kansas State University and is currently advancing toward a MS in Counseling and Student Development. 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 victims of domestic violence.


Jenna Tripodi

Jenna Tripodi, MFT, received her B.S. from Oklahoma State University and MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University. As an MFT intern with Ft. Riley Army Installation, she gained experience working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence within the military community.


Jessica Haymaker

Jessica Haymaker, LMSW, received her B.S. from Kansas State University and her MSW in clinical social work from the University of Kansas. She started as a volunteer at her local rural domestic violence sexual assault program in 2005, eventually transitioning into an advocate position. She worked for the Kansas Coalition against Sexual and Domestic Violence addressing rural sexual assault in a program evaluative and training capacity.