Past Chair, SRVPER KC
Survivor Resource Specialist
Shana Ware serves as the lead advocate, survivor resource specialist in the office of respect at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Most recently, Shana served as the advocacy services coordinator at Northern Illinois University for seven years, where she earned several degrees. Shana holds a Masters of Science of Education in clinical mental health counseling, a Master’s of Science of Education in adult and higher education, and a Bachelor’s of Science in public health. She is a co-founder of CAPPA: Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association in 2015, and in 2016, co-founded the Sexual and Relationship Violence Education and Response Knowledge Community for NASPA, where she currently serves as the chair. During her tenure as a relationship violence advocate, Shana served in positions and committee which directedly impact daily lives of survivors by serving as a liaison on institutional committees and presidential commissions focused on gender based concerns. Shana is passionate about 1:1 advocacy work with students, and strives to create accountability in systems by building bridges between partners who directly and indirectly impact the systems that survivors must navigate in the pursuit of justice.