Emma Gonzalez is a Prevention Educator at Resilience working out of the central office on Michigan Ave. Emma received her BS at DePaul University in Health Sciences, Public Health and Administration in 2016. While working on her degree, Emma volunteered as a peer health educator both facilitating and training new volunteers to teach in Chicago Public Schools. Emma was also one of the first peer health educators at DePaul University helping create a leadership position and shaping the future of health education on DePaul’s campus. She also worked in a cohort of Social Justice Advocates facilitating dialogue around power, privilege, and oppression to freshmen classes.
Since then, she volunteered as a medical advocate with Resilience and been a part of the community. This includes her continued work with youth based nonprofits centering education, health, and empowerment in complex program management positions. Emma’s role as a Prevention Educator includes facilitating education to all age groups on sexual violence, building community partnerships with local organizations, and working towards improving the treatment of survivors and effecting positive change in policies and public attitudes towards sexual violence.