Meet the Staff

Brianna Elum


As the Director of the Women and Gender Equity Center, Elum provides strategic direction and support for the S.A.F.E Initiatives, Social Justice &Equity Initiatives, LGBTQIA+ Initiatives, and the Womanhood Initiative.

Ericka Harrison-Bey, M.S.Ed.

Assistant Director, Campus Victim Advocate
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Ericka leads educational programming for the Sexual Assault & Abuse Free Environment (S.A.F.E.) Initiatives that empowers all Monarchs to learn about interpersonal violence (IPV) through prevention and awareness campaigns and events. As the ODU Victim Advocate, they also support students affected by IPV by providing emotional support, connecting them to resources on campus or in the community, and making referrals to support services as needed.

Karis Thomas

Graduate Assistant: S.A.F.E. Initiatives

A Ph.D. student and the S.A.F.E. Graduate Assistant, Karis helps with coordinating signature programs and services for the S.A.F.E. Initiatives, such as the M-POWER Peer Education Network and the Red Flag Campaign.

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Mallory Fields

Graduate Assistant for LGBTQIA+ Initiatives

A Master’s Student studying Higher Education and the LGBTQIA+ Initiatives Graduate Assistant, Mallory assists with the coordination of signature programs and services for the LGBTQIA+ student population.

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Guljannat Huseynli

Social Justice & Equity Initiatives Graduate Assistant
A Ph.D. student and the Social Justice & Equity Initiatives Graduate Assistant, Guljannat helps with coordinating signature programs, ongoing speaker series, and facilitating the Social Justice & Equity training.