The Phoenix Center at Anschutz is located in Ed 2 North, Floor 3, Room 3101. If you take the southernmost staircase/elevators to the third floor, we are located directly outside the elevator. We offer a quiet, confidential space for you to share your experiences, ask questions or gather information. We are also available to meet over the phone or via zoom, if preferred.
To book an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 303-724-9120.
Comprised of the Program Manager and several student and staff volunteers, The Phoenix Center offers support, academic advocacy, resources and referrals to Anschutz students, staff and faculty. We can provide support as well as guidance on how to best handle a situation where someone has disclosed an experience or concern regarding interpersonal violence.
We have several student and staff volunteers who represent the Phoenix Center as liaisons for their colleges and programs. All of our volunteers have undergone extensive advocacy training to become Confidential Advocates as defined by Colorado Statute and to best serve our CU community. For more information on CO requirements, see https://www.rainn.org/pdf-files-and-other-documents/Public-Policy/Legal-resources/Colorado.pdf
We recognize that as (mostly) graduate level students, staff and faculty, your time is precious. We can offer various types of volunteer opportunities, depending on your schedule, availability and interest. Trainings will be held bi-annually or semi-annually and can offer flexibility based on schedules.
Email Address: Trisha.Agarwal@cuanschutz.edu Program: Medicine Why I’m passionate about/active in the PCA: Growing up as a woman of color, I've learned many individuals like myself struggled with cultural barriers that hinder discussion and perpetuate a cycle of gender violence. As an advocate for the PCA, I'm passionate about promoting safe spaces through an intersectional lens with a focus on trauma-informed literacy and education.
Alyssa Dalen (they/them) is in their final year as an MPH student at the Colorado School of Public Health on the CU Anschutz campus. Prior to this program, Alyssa attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and studied neuroscience and biology. They are passionate about Interpersonal Violence prevention and awareness and began volunteering with the Phoenix Center to build IPV awareness on our campus and broader community. Alyssa can be reached over email (e: email@example.com) or phone (p: 218-431-0957)!
Anna Hasche-Kluender (she/her) is a first-year medical student from Washington State. As an undergrad, Anna volunteered with her school’s advocacy group, the Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU), to support survivors and create a safer campus. Later, she held the student-led hotline and helped lead SARU, hosting educational campaigns and events focused on survivor support and healing. Anna is passionate about supporting survivors of sexual assault and interpersonal violence and is excited to continue her advocacy at CU Anschutz. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Address: Medha.Gudavalli@cuanschutz.edu Program: Medicine I love the PCA because it's a place of empowerment and support. You never have to worry about being believed, belittled or unheard. I think the services PCA provides are crucial to the CU Anschutz community and have the potential to transform healthcare. I hope to always serve survivors of sexual assault, intimate-partner violence and gender violence by promoting victim-centered and trauma-informed healthcare
Melanie Mandell (she/hers) is a first-year medical student who is originally from Illinois. She has previously volunteered in interpersonal violence advocacy at TESSA in Colorado Springs and is eager to advocate on behalf of CU Anschutz students, faculty, and staff. Outside of school and volunteering, Melanie loves to bake and spend time outside. Email: email@example.com
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Program: Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHAPA) Why I’m passionate about/active in the PCA: I’m passionate about addressing the social determinants of health that play into an individual’s ability to thrive and live a prosperous and healthy life. Domestic violence plays a huge role in the health of an individual and is not always addressed as well as it could be by friends, family, or health care providers. I hope to provide a safe and comforting place for people to go to if they need someone to talk to or if they want resources or other information surrounding domestic violence. Feel free to reach out to me at any time if you would like to talk!
Madeline Olson (she/hers) is a first-year medical student from California. In college, she was a member of a peer-facilitated support group for survivors of sexual assault and worked closely with TESSA in Colorado Springs to develop healing curriculum. She is looking forward to advocating for people on the CU Anschutz campus. She enjoys hiking, baking, and knitting outside of school and volunteering. Contact: email@example.com