Jenn Krogfoss (she/they),
Jenn is a queer white settler living on the unsurrendered territories of the Lkwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. Her professional background includes working and volunteering for nearly a decade in the social services and counselling fields. Jenn began their professional journey working with survivors of intimate-partner violence and then moved towards mental health and youth work. She became a youth and family counsellor within the school system when she moved to Victoria in 2018. Jenn holds a BA in psychology, a social services diploma, and has completed many additional training workshops in the counselling field through professional development opportunities. Excited to start their new journey in 2021 as the Support Coordinator for AVP, Jenn looks forward to bringing helpful, engaging, and impactful support services to survivors through prioritizing their lived experiences and needs for healing and support. When not working, you can find Jenn out on her paddleboard, spending time with friends, reading, painting in her living room, or walking along the many beautiful shorelines.
Elaine Balogun (she/her),
Elaine is a first-generation settler of Nigerian and Filipino descent raised in Calgary, AB on the traditional territories of the Treaty 7 people, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation (Region 3). Elaine is passionate about community centered development and has a background in student leadership, community and civic engagement, and anti-racist advocacy. She holds a BA in Psychology with a double minor in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies from Mount Royal University and is currently completing a diploma in Intercultural Studies and Practise at the University of Victoria (UVic). In fall 2021, she will continue her learning journey as a graduate student in the MEd in Leadership Studies program at UVic. Elaine is excited to be the Community Coordinator at the Anti-Violence Project and looks forward to working on projects rooted in a culture of consent and care.
Niko Mumford (they/them),
Niko is a white settler of Welsh and Scottish ancestry, who was born and raised on unsurrendered lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ territories. Their identities as a queer and trans person, as a survivor, and as a neurodivergent person greatly inform their work. Niko’s background includes nine years facilitating sexualized and gender based violence prevention programs from a root cause, anti-oppressive, and sex positive perspective perspective with the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, the UVic Gender Empowerment Centre, and as a volunteer with AVP. Their work and organizing has included supporting youth-led social justice projects, community action, and programming on topics such as consent, gender and sexual diversity, food justice, bystander intervention, sex education, and supporting survivors of sexualized violence. In their spare time, Niko loves spending time with their pals, cooking for people, reading, hanging out with their cat, Delilah, and cracking dad jokes.
Winnie Weston (they/them),
Winnie is a British Arab first-generation settler living on unsurrendered lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ territories. They are very passionate about harm reduction and community engagement. Winnie has formal education in Criminal Psychology & Behaviour and Palaeobiology. They are so honoured and excited to join Anti-Violence Project as the Outreach Coordinator. Outside of work they love hanging out with their dog (and bestfriend) Milo, taking photos, and going for (very cold) ocean swims. 🌻🌊
Anna-Elaine Rempel (she/her),
Anna-Elaine is a cis, queer, able-bodied, white settler of mixed European ancestry currently living and working on unsurrendered W̱SÁNEĆ and lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) territories. She was born on the unsurrendered territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) nations, and was raised on the unsurrendered territories of the Syilx Okanagan peoples. She has been involved in student advocacy since 2017 at the Capilano Students’ Union and Alliance of BC Students, through which she discovered her passion for sexualized violence prevention, building accessible education systems, and furthering gender equity. She graduated from Capilano University with her Associate of Arts Degree in Global Stewardship in 2019 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science at UVic. Anna-Elaine is incredibly excited to be joining AVP as the new Volunteer Organizer and looks forward to working collaboratively with the AVP team to build cultures of consent through education and community development. In her free time, she loves spending time in nature, listening to podcasts, painting, and taking care of her many house plants.