Anne Bergen-Aurand is currently a Grant Coordinator for the Office of Equity and Pluralism at Bellevue College.
Previously, Anne worked as the Program Manager for Neighborhood Legal Clinics (at the King County Bar Association) and as the Housing Manager at DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network). Prior to moving to Seattle, Anne lived in Singapore for nine years where she worked as a manager and trainer for AWARE, an NGO focused on creating gender equity. She co-founded the Sexual Assault Care Centre—Singapore’s first program dedicated specifically to comprehensive sexual assault services.
Anne has a master’s degree in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations from the SIT Graduate Institute’s Program in Intercultural Management.
Renata Bryant currently manages a transitional housing program for homeless adults in Seattle, Washington. Renata is an advocate BIPOC, Queer and immigrant communities Renata’s has extensive background working with children with Launch and as a children’s advocate with Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN).
Renata has facilitated trainings on intersectionality, cultural awareness and the history various institutions have with marginalized populations experiencing homelessness, domestic violence survivors, or other trauma. As the children’s advocate at DAWN, Renata worked with students, teachers, schools, administrators and other community members on how to have conversations with youth about the importance of healthy relationships. Renata has developed psycho-educational curriculum on how to maintain safe and healthy relationships in ways which were culturally appropriate.
At DAWN Renata organized and cofounded the DEI committee to focus on discussing the specific needs of BIPOC, undocumented, queer and disabled survivors who have increased risks of experiencing domestic violence and least recourse to legal and community supports.
Renata has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnicity, Gender, and Labor from the University of Washington.