Any Lewis & Clark community member may speak with a Confidential Advocate, whether you are a survivor, a friend of a survivor, a concerned student, or a faculty or staff member. All interactions with a CA are confidential.
Confidential Advocates are trained to respond to and support sexual and interpersonal violence survivors. Each Confidential Advocate values and understands diverse perspectives, experiences, and identities. CAs are not here to tell you what to do. Instead, they offer non-judgmental support and help you understand your options. They will offer you overall assistance, support, information, and follow-up regarding any form of sexual and interpersonal violence as outlined in the Lewis & Clark College Sexual Misconduct Policy.
To get in contact with one of our confidential advocates, please email email@example.com.
To best maintain privacy, you do not need to provide detailed information when you first contact the advocates, and you only need to share what you feel comfortable sharing. If there is an advocate that best aligns with your identities, you can request to specifically meet with them in your email. We want to ensure that every survivor feels comfortable with their advocate, but please be mindful that some advocates may be at their capacity supporting other students and work obligations.
We will do our best to respond to your email within 1-2 business days to connect you with an advocate. Once connected with an advocate, you will work with your advocate to determine the best meeting times and methods that work best for your schedules. This email is monitored Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. If you need support after hours or over the weekend, Call to Safety operates a 24-hr hotline (1-888-235-5333).
Please note that an individual CA’s availability varies according to the academic calendar. Availability is noted with the individual’s contact information. See the key below for clarification:
- Available = available most days/weeks with some exceptions
- Partially Available = available for parts of the term, away for others
- Unavailable = not available for current term
Michelle Callahan (she/her/hers), Available
Director of Health Promotion and Wellness
Michelle recently joined Lewis and Clark as the Director of Health Promotion and Wellness in April 2022. She holds a Masters in Public Health from OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, with a concentration in sexual and reproductive health and gender and sexual minority health. Her public health interests include sexual and reproductive health, gender and sexual minority (LGBTQ+) health, health equity and intersectionality, anti-fat bias and weight stigma, and much more. Michelle is also certified in public health (CPH) and a certified health education specialist (CHES).
While not at work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her two furbabies, Iyla (a German Shepard mix) and Esmerelda (a Ragdoll cat), and partner at home. Michelle practices self-care with activities such as hiking, cooking, baking, traveling, watching documentaries/docuseries, and listening to podcasts/audiobooks.
Robin Anderson (they/them/their), Available
Student Employment Coordinator
(w) 503-768-7341, (c) 612-968-8562
Robin has been at Lewis & Clark since 2019, working evenings at Watzek Library as its Student Employment Coordinator. They hold a BA in History from Carleton College, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Off-campus, Robin volunteers with Multnomah County Library and Vote Forward. In their spare time, Robin enjoys live theatre, vegan food, reading graphic novels, and contemplating their next tattoo.
Kimberly Brodkin (she/her/hers), Available
Associate Professor with Term of Humanities,
College of Arts and Sciences
(w) 503-768-7678, (c) 503-853-3266
Kim has been at Lewis & Clark since 2002, teaching introductory and advanced courses in Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, and the Core program. Kim holds a PhD in U.S. and Women’s/Gender History, though she loves dedicating her teaching energies to interdisciplinary courses that draw upon multiple fields of inquiry. Kim also serves as faculty director of the Gender Studies Symposium and Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, in addition to supporting students in their work with the Feminist Student Union, Disabled Students Union, and Synergia: Journal of Gender Thought and Expression. Away from campus, Kim keeps busy with her partner and two children.
Jaime joined Lewis and Clark in November of 2021, as program director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. She holds a Master of Social Work from PSU, and has experience in medical, community and educational social work. In addition, Jaime is an advocate and organizer, mutual aid founder, facilitator, and mediator.
Jaime identifies as a Black and Indigenous cis-hetero female. When not fighting for social justice and oppressive systems, Jaime enjoys spending time with her husband, two teen boys, and the dog and cat. You can usually find her buried in a book, crochet, or cooking project.
Elena Perrine (she/her/hers), Available
Health Promotion and Wellness
Elena is a first-year graduate student in Professional Mental Health Counseling specializing in Addiction (PMHCA) and received a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Lewis & Clark in 2021. She is a graduate assistant in the Health Promotion and Wellness Office alongside Michelle Callahan (Director) and Grant Stanaway (fellow GA).
Elena’s background is in peer support. Her continued pursuit of education comes from a desire to increase equitable access to quality mental health care by addressing systemic barriers. Elena identifies as BIPOC, and acknowledges the privileges she holds as a cis-gender able-bodied human. She recognizes that Lewis & Clark is a predominantly white-identifying campus, and hopes to be a point of contact for those who wish to connect through a shared identity. She loves her dog, Arya. Her favorite activities are weight training, indulging in great food and tea, and spending time with loved ones.
Laura Shier (she/her/hers), Available
Academic English Studies
Laura has been at Lewis & Clark since 2014, serving as the director for the Academic English Studies Department. She has 30 years of experience as an instructor and program administrator, working with international and non-native speakers of English in higher education settings in the U.S. and abroad. She uses her intercultural knowledge and communication skills to help students understand and navigate American culture both on and off campus. She served on Lewis & Clark’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion for 4 years. She also has volunteered at public schools in college advising and served as a board member for a public state charter school.
Grant Stanaway (he/him/his), Available
Health Promotion and Wellness
Grant is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) and a second-year graduate student in the Professional Mental Health Counseling program at Lewis & Clark. As a confidential advocate, Grant is here to support all students. As a man, he’s particularly sensitive to how complex it can be for young men to share their experiences with sex, relationships, and consent. He hopes his presence as an advocate encourages all students – and especially students who share this identity – to reach out for support when they need it, whether to him or to another advocate.
Before coming to L&C, Grant’s career involved teaching and training educators around the US and in Japan. In his future work as a psychotherapist, he looks forward to supporting people working through difficult experiences, emotions, and life decisions. His academic and professional interests include religion and spirituality, ecopsychology, and addiction. Outside of school and work, Grant enjoys hiking, backpacking, and meditation.