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Alysa Mozak

She/her  |  Educator  |  IA, US

About

Mozak oversees curriculum infusion of bystander education and strategies within pre-service teacher education and social sciences programming, as well as the implementation of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Strategies training and outreach in and among Iowa’s higher education and Pre-K-12 educational systems. She has been using the MVP model for 10 years in secondary and post-secondary environments and is a master trainer. Mozak has an extensive professional background as a victim advocate and violence prevention educator in both nonprofit and higher education. Mozak received both her bachelor’s degree in adult and family services and a Master of Science in Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies and Public Administration from Iowa State University.

Purpose

Experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit, higher education and health fields. Skilled in event planning, presenting and curriculum development, fundraising, policy consulting, grant writing, and program development and evaluation. Strong direct consulting professional in areas of gender equity, empathy building, compassion fatigue and self care, active bystander approach, healthy relationship development and sexual wellness.

Expertise

National trainer/playwright: Iowa Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force, Centers for Disease Control- helped implement a statewide student campus social justice action retreat National Sexual Assault Conference National Young Feminist Leadership Conference on campus prevention initiatives Co-creator of the reader’s theatre play:“Messages: A Lived Experience Play about Sexual and Relationship Violence” performances at ISU, Drake University and USD Featured in the documentary “Suffering in Silence.” Certified sexual health educator: serves as an ambassador for the American Sexual Health Association Educational consultant and trainer: training professionals in the medical, educational, nonprofit and business sectors on empathetic leadership, healthy relationships, trauma-informed methods and bystander intervention Curriculum development: lesson contributor for MVP 2.0, a project funded through the Iowa Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, on social-emotional learning using violence prevention strategies Mentors in Violence Prevention Strategies curriculum revisions College instructor: adjunct instructor at Des Moines Area Community College since 2019, teaching sociology and UNI teaching human sexuality