Fayrouz Farhane is a student at Boston University and enjoys sharing her truth as a writer, performer and visual artist. Why did she join the StandUP team? She believes working within your local community is necessary if you want to instill powerful change on a larger scale. As every day bystanders in our fast-changing environments, it can be difficult to remain part of the conversation and feel like you’re making a difference. That is why she believes it’s important to offer spaces for people in your community to not only learn, but be a direct positive influence on those around you in the future.
Leo has practiced medicine in three continents, giving him broad perspectives in healthcare delivery. As clinical research director and principal research scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology, and as an attending physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he brings together clinicians and data scientists to support research using data routinely collected in the process of care. He also founded and co-directs Sana, a cross-disciplinary organization based at the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, whose objective is to leverage information technology to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.
Carrie Wicks has been working in Higher Education for over a decade with a long standing passion for education, social justice, & mental health. She obtained her master’s degree from Northeastern University in College Student Development & Counseling and began working at The University of Vermont for four years in Residential Life, where she presented and worked on the Dismantling Rape Culture Conference Committee for three years. After her time at The University of Vermont, Carrie started working in Residential Education at MIT, where she continues to dedicate her time & work to education and advocacy. Carrie is currently working on her second master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy at Lesley University. Poetry & art are powerful mediums where Carrie believes agency & power can be reclaimed.
Though still working on her personal brand, My Seppo (pronouns: she/hers) is a researcher at MIT, a fighter at Redline Fight Sports, and an avid believer in an equitable future. Stand UP Boston brings together her passion for evidence driven decision making and her fight for a better culture around sexual misconduct, starting at the community level. She is excited to see what ideas participants bring to the table and to participate in the Open Learn discussions!
Katie is a Personal Chef/Caterer who joins the StandUP Boston team in representation of the restaurant industry. She hopes to help pioneer cultural change to a long-standing norm. In what little spare time she has, she enjoys boxing at Red Line Fight Sports (and letting My kick her butt) as well as enjoying a good book or a thought-provoking documentary on Netflix. She has 2 step-cats that she really really loves, too.
Rob graduated from Boston University in 2016 with a degree in political science, and has been working since as a researcher at MIT. This coming fall he will be enrolling in a Ph.D. program at an as yet undetermined institution.