Shana Ware serves as the Advocacy Services Coordinator at Northern Illinois University. Shana joined the Huskie family professionally in May of 2012. In her role as the Coordinator, Shana works to support and advocate for students who have been directly and indirectly impacted by interpersonal violence by connecting and coordinating resources that will best serve the student’s needs. During her time as the Coordinator, she has created and implemented several large scale campus trainings on the dynamics and impact of interpersonal violence for faculty, staff, and students, has worked with students regarding initiatives about educating the campus on the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence, and has worked to create effective and positive working relationships with Police, Title IX, Student Conduct, and other campus and community partners. Shana has served as the Survivor Services and Support Chair for the Presidential Task Force on VAWA , as a co-chair for Response for the Presidential Implementation Task Force on VAWA, and is a member of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women at her institution. Additionally she serves as a certified Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) instructor for NIU. Shana is very honored and humbled to be a part of this body of work and looks forward to the contributions that she will make to the field as an advocate and a Student Affairs professional. She earned her BS in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Promotion, and her M.S. Ed. In Adult & Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs. She serves as a Professional Standards Committee Chair for CAPPA.