Michelle Bangen, MPH, CHES has over 10 years of experience with innovative approaches to sexual violence prevention, substance abuse prevention, and wellness in higher education. She has developed award-winning and nationally recognized prevention programs, most recently, the 2018 NASPA Gold Excellence Award for the Beavers Give A Dam™ bystander intervention program at Oregon State University. Michelle is passionate about social justice and is committed to anti-oppression work. She is dedicated to creating communities where people of all identities feel safe, included, valued and heard; communities where all people can succeed and thrive.
Michelle has participated in and lead research projects evaluating the efficacy of her bystander programs, exploring sexual consent attitudes among university students, and assessing a campus-wide consent campaign. She has held leadership roles in national, state and regional professional organizations as well as campus/community coalitions and task forces, serving as a sexual violence topical expert to local and national media outlets, campus administrators and prevention practitioners across the country.