Danielle Toaltoan, senior
Political science, public policy
"I lead a group called Swat Survivors, a weekly support group for victims of rape and sexual violence. For me, joining SMART was an extension of the work I was already doing on campus. I am passionate and knowledgeable on the issues and knew SMART would be a great way to be a resource to more students.
"What I have valued the most about my participation in SMART and Swat Survivors is the openness, seriousness, and general frankness of the interactions I've had with the students I have worked with. It requires a lot of trust on the part of the students to approach someone to support them with something so scary, and they open up in ways that are liberating.
"Getting involved has also changed the way I think about these issues. Rape and sexual violence are perhaps the most serious issues on any college campus. It is nice to be a part of groups on campus that exclaim, "we care about this issue and there is support available."