Meet the Advocates
I’m Celine Carlise, I use the pronouns she/her/hers, and I am from Portland, Oregon. I’m a sophomore majoring in organizational studies. Outside of class, you can find me around campus in MIX club, coordinating events for 5C Planned Parenthood, or hanging by the pool. I decided to join Advocates because I want to play a more active role in providing, strong, accessible, and confidential support for survivors. I look forward to my first year being a part of this group!
Hello! My name is Abigail Biddle (she, her, her's) and I am a Sophomore from Katonah, New York. I am a Political Studies and Psychology double major, but in my free time, I enjoy hiking, skiing, and doing anything outside in the sun. I am an avid dog lover and board game enthusiast. I am passionate about advocates because I want to aid in providing students and survivors with safe spaces that allow survivors' stories to be heard. Traumatic experiences are incredibly isolating, but I would like to be a resource for survivors so that they know they are not in this alone.
I’m Maddy Gould (she, her, hers) a junior from Seattle, WA studying sociology and organizational studies. On campus, I'm currently an EmPower Center intern and Writing Center fellow. I’m an avid downhill skier, I love hiking, cooking, dancing, and yoga and I’m an extremely subpar but enthusiastic tennis player. I am super connected to Advocates’ mission and could go on for hours about why I chose to become an advocate, but to sum it up, sexual assault is vastly misunderstood but astoundingly prevalent and I’m excited to be a member of a community working towards providing support to survivors as well as combatting a culture of normalized rape.
Hi, my name is Shivani Kavuluru, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am Junior studying Philosophy and Creative Writing/English. Aside from classes, I am part of Pitzer Student Senate, College Community Action Network, Chess Club, First-Gen, LOUD, Tamasha Bollywood Dance Team, Rainbow People and some other excellent groups on campus. I have always wanted to join advocates because I want to be able to support students by being an accessible resource, all while learning more about how to best support my peers in new and creative ways. I hope to focus on continuous, compassionate and intersectional advocacy to try to be as inclusive as possible to every member of our community.
Hi! I'm Nikki Bansal (she/her/hers) and I'm from Rhode Island. I'm a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in gender studies. I also work as a Pitzer Peer Health Educator because I'm very interested in holistic wellness. In my free time, I volunteer at animal shelters and prioritize self-care. I joined advocates because I feel that it is an important resource for all students here on campus. As a queer woman of color, I believe that I can contribute to a stronger culture of diversity and inclusivity for survivors of sexual assault and gender-based violence.
Hello! I'm Katherine (she/hers/her). I'm a junior majoring in economics and minoring in studio art. I'm originally from a small town on the North Coast of Oregon, but I also call Henderson, NV and the Vegas Metro Area home. I like spicy ramen, going to the beach, Tillamook Oregon Strawberry ice cream, and bullet journaling. I originally joined Advocates to act as a resource for my peers while gaining as much knowledge as I could about these complex and crucial topics that Advocates deals with on a regular basis. However, my reasons for staying in Advocates has since evolved, I hope to see Advocates as an inclusive resource for the Pitzer community that continues to focus on peer support, education, and dialogue.
Hi! I’m Mary, I use the pronouns she/her. I’m on the pre-med track and doing a special major in Latin@ Community Health. This is my third year at Pitzer, and while I’m not planning on studying abroad, learning spanish is a passion of mine and I hope to spend as much time as possible traveling in spanish speaking countries. I applied to be an advocate because I think the advocates have a key role to play in combatting rape culture on campus and preventing sexual and gender based violence and assault. It’s my hope that as an advocate I can contribute to furthering that goal.