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Elisa Davoodi

 

 

Elisa Davoodi, Director of the Office of Advocacy and Support

Prior to joining GW as Director of the Office of Advocacy and Support, Elisa served as the Advocacy Program Manager at Network for Victim Recovery of DC where she supervised seventeen advocates providing 24/7/365 crisis response and ongoing case management to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, and other forms of interpersonal and community violence.

Elisa first entered the human service field over 13 years ago when she founded and directed a community-based program for trauma-impacted high school students in her community facing severe, harsh, and often contextually inappropriate and oppressive “disciplinary” actions from their schools. Since then, Elisa has served survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and surviving family members of homicide victims across the lifespan and in a range of settings. She has also served individuals and families impacted by substance dependence, mental health disruption, war, displacement, and resettlement, as well as chronic poverty and community violence.

Elisa champions a service model oriented around the understanding that cycles of violence are only meaningfully interrupted when we are all willing and able to take responsibility for one another and for all that unfolds in our communities, and a core belief that investing in relationships and communities keeps us safe and free. 

 

Ejuma

 

 

Ejuma Adoga, Advocacy Specialist

Ejuma is the Office of Advocacy and Support's Advocacy Specialist. She is a double graduate of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with her most recent degree being a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Since 2019, Ejuma has been present for survivors by serving as a member of Boston College’s CARE Team and 24/7 Hotline where she provided a safe space to advise rights and access resources; accompanied survivors to appointments; and collaborated with partners on and off campus for longer-term support. She also has provided services to students who have struggled with substance use, facilitated support groups for survivors in collaboration with University Counseling Services, and was the program director for The Thrive Mentorship Program at Boston College. Ejuma loves working with and advocating for students because it allows her the chance to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for those who are struggling.

 

 

 

Prevention Specialist, Vacant

 

 

Graduate Staff

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Emily Lou (she/they), Presidential Fellow and Analyst

Serving GW since 2021. 

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Not Confidential Advocate 

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