Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Reed

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Advocates

You can contact any one of us directly, call/text the response line at 503/847-9772, or email us at We respond within 24 hours. 

What we do

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) advocates are highly trained Reed students who provide a wide range of confidential services for survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking. Advocates offer:

  • Emotional support for all survivors, regardless of when the incident happened
  • Information about options and campus processes
  • Referral to medical care, counseling, and other resources
  • Reporting assistance (college and/or police)
  • Coordinating transport for sexual assault forensic exams
  • Support for friends of survivors

SAPR advocates are certified confidential with privilege in the state of Oregon, which means that they cannot share almost anything a survivor tells them without their permission (exceptions are intent to harm another person or abuse of a child). Advocates do not advise, but work with survivors to empower them make informed choices from the range of options available to them. We can help survivors exercise their rights, accompany survivors when a formal report is filed, and support them through the Title IX Board process. SAPR Advocates receive more than 40 hours of training, and are supervised by the Assistant Dean for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Who We Are

We are students who are committed to ensuring that survivors of sexual and relationship violence get the support and services they want.

Mattie Siena

Mattie O'Kelley-Bangsburg
Advocate Co-coordinator

I'm a transfer, premed, Bio/Spanish major. I am an intersectional feminist from San Francisco and Brookline, MA. Feel free to get in touch to talk!

Siena Nesbitt-Fox
Advocate Co-coordinator

Hello! I'm a junior English major, the HA of Abington, and a barista at the Paradox! In my free time, I watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, listen to ABBA, and cross-stitch. After Reed, I hope to continue to work with survivors either in the legal or public health field.

Alyse Lillyanne

Alyse Cronk

Hi there! I'm a second-year Economics major from a large public school in Southern California. As a SAPR Advocate, I'm very excited to be a part of the SAPR team, and would love to extend myself in this role the Reed Community, and more than than happy provide culturally minded and billingual advocacy!

Lillyanne Pham

Lillyanne Pham is a sophomore majoring in Sociology. Her career focus is in conflict journalism and in-depth reporting. She is currently working as a SAPR Advocate, Nightbus driver, a Peer Career Adviser at Center of Life Beyond Reed, and an Editorial Assistant at Bitch Media. Most of her projects within her work revolve around representing Low SES and POC students. Meanwhile, she coordinates Reed Open Mic Night every month and presents a spoken word series called Raised by Refugees.

Hillary Ilana

Hillary Gerber

I’m a sophomore anthropology major from St. Louis, Missouri. My hobbies include reading books, playing the oboe, and most recently, surfing. Most importantly, I’m excited to be an advocate this year!

Ilana Heaton

I'm a sophomore from Wilmette, IL. Currently, I'm wavering between theatre and sociology for my major, and plan to focus on gender and queer studies. I play ultimate frisbee for Reed's women's team, and enjoy origami and bicycling. This is my first year as an advocate with SAPR, and I'm very happy to be a resource for my fellow Reedies.

Jilly Linnea

Jilly de la Torre

Hi! I’m a sophomore from Richmond, California. In my free time, you can find me listening to music, going to the gym, and petting cute dogs. I have experience working in homeless and domestic violence shelters in Portland. I’m also a mentor with the PMP program, a leader with OFCS (the campus Christian club), and I’m involved with Latinx Student Union.

Linnea Kelly

I’m a junior neuroscience major from the snowiest city in North America (hint: it’s in Alaska). My loves include my puppy, Gravity Falls, tea, poetry, making Spotify playlists for all of my moods, and supporting other Reedies. Reach out to me anytime!

Livia Nell

Livia Xu

I am a sophomore math major from Shanghai. This is my first time doing advocacy. We'll help each other.

Nell Scherfling

I am a psych sophomore hailing from Massachusetts. I am so thankful to be able to support my peers and to be a resource for the campus. I am also an avid bread baker, a crocs enthusiast, and a passionate feminist.



Sol Taylor-Brill

I’m a queer sophomore biochem major from Charlotte, NC. I am passionate about human rights, poetry, synthetic biology, and perfecting my lemon pound cake recipe. You can find me on campus working at the rock climbing wall or procrastinating in the library. Please reach out to me if you ever want to talk!

Interested in working with the SAPR program or getting trained to work on our crisis line? Email us at to learn more about what it’s like to be an advocate, or email Rowan at to learn more about our training program. Most training sessions are open to anyone, and you don't have to want to be an advocate to attend.

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