Zyaijah Nadler (she/her) is the Program Coordinator for Prevention Education at Barnard College.
Despite never having guessed she would love violence prevention work, helping others has long been a passion of hers. She has been dedicated to violence prevention, advocacy, and social justice that dismantles our culture of violence for over five years. Her background in sociology and criminal justice with a minor in gender and women's studies piqued her interest to cultivate a world without violence. Working in Title XI strengthened her knowledge and passion to empower those who have been marginalized and/or harmed.
Working in higher education provided a unique hands-on experience to support college students in need. These meaningful interactions with students led her to earn a Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education. While receiving her master's, she gained skills in clinical mental health counseling. She leads over 100+ workshops and outreach opportunities per academic year for the campus community on topics of consent, boundaries, healthy relationships, advocacy and student rights.
When not leading a workshop, she's empowering students about their rights and options as they engage in help-seeking. She understands that the key to supporting students is informing them of their options, and allowing them to rebuild their autonomy with supportive accommodations.
When Zyaijah is rejuvenating from work you may catch her trying new foods, listening to R&B music, or hanging out with her friends. If you have any recommendations for new food spots or music artists, Zyaijah would love to hear them.
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