PATH to Care Center - Staff Bio

Khirin CarterKhirin Carter, MA 

she/her/hers - Graduate Prevention Program Manager 

Khrin is a Southern California native, who attended Grambling State University and earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Khirin received her Master’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in educational inequality and criminology from the University of Iowa. As the Graduate Prevention Program Manager, Khirin is responsible for coordinating primary prevention education efforts for graduate and professional students. She works closely with academic departments and other campus partners to implement interventions that promote the health, well-being, and a culture of anti-violence among the campus community.

 

Sarah GambleSarah Gamble, Ph.D. 

she/her/hers - Assistant Director for Prevention

Sarah leads the prevention team in shifting Cal's culture to one of respect and consent. She holds a Ph.D. in Queer Theory and an M.Sc. in Writing and Cultural Politics from Edinburgh University, and a B.A. cum laude in Politics and English from Mount Holyoke College. Sarah lives in Oakland with her partner and son, and spends her free time finding new bike routes around her city and reading The New Yorker.

 

Elizabeth WilmerdingElizabeth Wilmerding, MSW

she/her/hers - Undergraduate Prevention Program Manager

Elizabeth has a background in the prevention of sexual and relationship violence in both campus and community settings, and strives to bring a lens of social justice and community accountability to her work. Elizabeth is particularly interested in preventing harm in the LGBTQ communities and addressing the intersections of violence. Elizabeth started at the PATH to Care Center in 2016; previously, she most recently worked at the Contra Costa Family Justice Center and at the Contra Costa Crisis Center. Elizabeth has a BA from Montana State University and an MSW from UC Berkeley, during which time she was a Campus Fellow at Futures Without Violence. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with animals, hiking, and connecting with friends and family. She lives in Oakland, CA.

 

Kiara Lee Kiara Lee M.S.W.

she/they - Confidential Advocate

Kiara is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and graduated with her Masters in Social Work from North Carolina State University. Kiara has been an advocate for survivors of sexual violence for over 10 years. She is a Certified Reiki Practitioner and is passionate about helping others find healing modalities that work for them.  

 

Ava BlusteinAva Blustein

she/her/hers - second-year MSW student at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare 

As an MSW Intern with PATH to Care, she is a confidential resource. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2015 with degrees in Creative Writing and Film, Television, and Interactive Media Studies and minors in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English. She has supported individuals and communities impacted by violence as an activist, peer counselor, and advocate for almost four years, and was a Student Engagement Organizer with Know Your IX for two years. In her free time, Ava likes baking and curling up with a book or Netflix.

 

Laura KocourekLaura Kocourek

she/her/hers - Project Analyst

As Project Analyst, Laura helps maintain and organize systems in the center to ensure day to day business runs smoothly. Laura has her BA in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Human Health and Performance from Saint Mary’s College of California where she is currently working towards her MA in the same field. She has worked on campus since 2014 as both a Business Operations Assistant for Student Affairs, and as the Head Women’s Coach of the Cal Lightweight Crew Team.

 

Tiffany HsiangTiffany Hsiang, LCSW

she/her - Confidential Advocate

Tiffany holds a dual bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, a master's degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago, and a master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Tiffany is passionate about and dedicated to social justice and sees her work in sexual violence, culture and identity, intersectional feminism, mental health, and LGBTQ issues as an opportunity to break the taboo and stigma that exists around these topics. Tiffany is originally from Irvine but has also lived in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Boston. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running, cooking, and musical theater.

 

Mari Knuth-BouraceeMari Knuth-Bouracee, MA

she/her/hers - Director

Mari is deeply committed to social justice, access to education, and eliminating all forms of violence and oppression. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, Mari has worked with campus women’s centers, community and university advocacy and response teams, victim witness services, service-learning, and as a trainer for diversity and inclusion. Mari earned a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Boston College. Mari is from Venezuela--by way of Texas, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New Jersey.

 

Joy EvansJoy Evans

Biography coming soon.

 

Amber ZeiseAmber Zeise

Biography coming soon.