What is VOICE?
VOICE is a group of students dedicated to utilizing prevention education to reduce the number of CSUSB students impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. VOICE peer educators help students recognize the dynamics of these violations, identify ways to step-in and speak-up safely and provide appropriate referrals for survivors. All VOICE peers are highly trained as they must complete a mandatory 12 hour training and weekly trainings throughout the year.
From left to right, Top to Bottom. Top Row: Brittney Petty, Cindy Lopez, Jeffrey Bongga, Sofia Benitez, Patricia Navarro, Jacob Gutierrez. Second Row: Kimberly Reynoso, Pangia Yang, Eden Rincon, Rosa Fuentes, Andrea Rodriguez, Selena Lopez, CSUSB Advocate Marina Rodriguez. Third Row: Andie Tovar, Tanya Patterson, Angela Padilla, Mixtli Cedillo, Sandra Estrada, Irene Tobias. Bottom Row: Alex Perez, Michaela Roxas, Cecilia Melendez, Carissa Briggs, Korinna Delgado.
Not pictured here: Ashlin Fujinami, Jharlin Saloma.
Request a VOICE Training
You can request a VOICE presentation for your residence hall, chapter, classroom, or student organization on topics such as:
- Sexual Assault 101
- Dating Violence 101
- Stalking 101
- Bystander intervention
- Healthy relationships
- Survivor Ally training
- Violence in LGBTQ communities
- Other topics based on special request
Who is VOICE?
Pangia Yang is the Outreach Lead for VOICE. Pangia is currently a nursing major at CSUSB. In the future, she plans to become either a nurse practitioner or a nurse educator. She also wants to one day volunteer her skills in disaster relief or wherever they may be needed. In her free time, she likes to explore new places, drink boba, and watch movies.
Carissa Briggs is a 4th year Biochemistry major at California State University San Bernardino and the VOICE Sunshine Lead. She has aspirations on attending Medical School to become a Gynecologist. Carissa is currently employed tutoring high school students in Chemistry and Math. She spends a lot of her free time binge watching Netflix, going on adventures, and playing with her dogs. Carissa is very passionate about raising awareness on sexual assault, domestic violence and so much more.
Sandra Estrada is the Program Lead for VOICE. Sandra is currently a third year Psychology major with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She wants to go to graduate school and get her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in young adults with mental illnesses. She is currently working as a Student Assistant at the Women's Resource Center and this past summer worked as a SOAR leader for the office of Orientation and First Year Experience.In her free time, she enjoys listening to showtunes, playing with her cat, and crocheting. One day she wishes to make a lasting impact on society as a whole.
Angela Padilla is a psychology major looking into clinical psychology. Her goal is to make a difference in someone's life through her work at San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services (SBSAS) and to help bring awareness to domestic violence. In her spare time she loves to go to the beach andis currently working on watching Game of Thrones
Jacob Gutierrez is a 3rd year Anthropology major here at CSUSB. He joined VOICE to give back to the community and be an advocate for social change. In his free time he likes to chill with his friends, and he loves iced coffee, dad hats, Lana Del Rey, and RuPaul's Drag Race.
Jharlin Saloma is a Support Group Lead for VOICE and a fourth year student in the liberal studies major on the integrated track. She hopes to become an elementary teacher. Her passion to educate herself has pushed her to help others educate themselves on important topics. To her Education plays a big role in knocking down barriers and causing awareness. To become an advocate and share her experiences with others is a way to better prepare herself in becoming the best teacher she hopes she can be. In her free time she loves to hang out with friends and catch up on her favorite shows. She also enjoys listening to music and doing makeup for fun. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" -Nelson Mandela
Mixtli Cedillo is a VOICE peer educator. She is currently a sophomore and a Social Work major at Cal State San Bernardino. Mixtli plans to continue focusing on school, VOICE, work and providing support to all of her peers.
Ashlin Fujinami is currently a senior at CSUSB. She is majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She aspires to be a PR rep for a non-profit organization. Ashlin enjoys ice cream, reading books and comics, and listening to French music.
Jeffrey Bongga is a second year Political Science student at CSUSB. He is a insatiable learner with an affinity for international relations and foreign policy. One of his many aspirations is to work in the foreign service as a diplomat for the United States. Jeffrey is also passionate about advocating for the rights of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and hopes to continue to carry this enthusiasm well into his career. Whenever Jeff is not on his phone, he enjoys going hiking, writing in his essay journal, and consuming entertainment in all shapes and forms (but mostly TV).
Cindy Lopez is is an English major in the Creative Writing Track and hope to earn my teaching credentials through English Teach Track after graduation. In her free time, she loves spending time with her best friend, her family and her three dogs. Cindy also enjoys crafting, writing stories, and drawing.
Andrea Rodriguez is a third year Biology major at CSUSB. In the future, she hopes to become a Pathologist or Physician Assistant (PA). Andrea loves trying new foods, watching musicals, discovering new shows on Netflix, taking spontaneous adventures and traveling! She joined VOICE to bring more awareness towards issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking at CSUSB in hopes of creating a more inclusive and safe campus.
How do I become a VOICE Peer Educator?
VOICE Peer Educators are CSUSB students who go through a 12 hour training and commit to weekly 2-hour meetings as well as a certain number of hours per quarter. We are NOW recruiting VOICE peers to be trained before school starts in September 2018. If you have any questions or to request an application please contact Marina.Rodriguez2@csusb.edu.
How else can I get involved in VOICE?
The best way to get involved is to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and attend our events! We would love to have you! We are also open to collaborating with your club or organization or participating in training and cross-training. Just contact Marina.Rodriguez2@csusb.edu for more information.