LEADING SAFEBAE SQUADS ACROSS THE US
OUR HIGH SCHOOL AMBASSADORS
South Portland, ME
Jack Kingsley is a Junior from South Portland High School. He is a four-season athlete; playing lacrosse for 8 years, lettering in cross country and indoor track, and in the off seasons he is either skiing or surfing. In the start of the 2018-19 school year, Jack joined a student leadership board in to work together to plan a Regional Consent Conference with other local students and BAE Breakers. Jack’s drive and motivation to be a part of the conference is his younger sister. Above all, Jack is a brother who works hard to keep his sister safe. Jack has become a committed member of the student board to change his school culture and he is thrilled to be joining SafeBAE to continue his work in developing and advancing his school culture into one of respect and kindness.
Joss is a 7th grader in Riverdale, NY and became motivated to help stop sexual harassment and assault in middle school during the Brock Turner trial. She is a competitive volleyball player and has participated in her school’s up-cycling fashion show as a designer and model since she was in second grade. When Joss is not taking selfies with her puppy Evee, she likes to hang out with her friends, film make-up videos, listen to music, and beg her parents for a Snapchat account. She is very excited to join SafeBAE as a BAEbreaker to help spread its mission.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Aela Mansmann is a freshman at Cape Elizabeth High school, but has been a lifelong activist. As president of her Civil Rights Club, she lead her school in a gun safety walk out in early 2018. She also helped to create a “Words for Good” week project to build empathy in the school community. She returned to her former school district in the Spring of 2018 to testify in support of consent education legislation in the state of Rhode Island. In June of 2018, she proposed a school-wide follow up event to the walk out, to help build school community and kindness among her peers as well as show support for school directly affected by gun violence. Her principal gave her a full day with the entire school to plan activities, actions, and support which included making care packages to send to student survivors. She is an active member of the Civil Rights team, Debate Club, Field Hockey Team, Drama Club, Mock Trial and the Gay/Straight Alliance as well as joining SafeBAE as a national BAE Breaker.
Grace Nunamaker is a Senior at Upper Arlington High School. She is a sexual assault survivor. Grace is creating her SafeBAE group with her local church youth group for kids ranging from 6th-12th grade. Grace is passionate about being able to make kids aware about things happening around them. She is a summer camp counselor and helps out with church activities such as Missions Trips and Vacation Bible School. Grace's favorite life quote is “if you want to accomplish something don’t listen to people if they tell you that you can’t do it. Just prove them wrong.”
South Portland, ME
Abigail Brier is a junior from South Portland High School and ever since middle school she has been interested and involved in different activist activities. Starting in 7th grade, Abbie worked alongside her middle school administration to rewrite her school dress code into one of gender equality and free of slut-shaming! As she transitioned into high school, she started off her freshman year with a varsity swim letter and now when she isn’t lifeguarding at her local pool, she is coaching one of her local swim teams. After going through her first two years of high school in an environment where she was able to identify rape culture all around her, Abbie decided to join a team of other local BAE Breakers to plan the regional conference, Consent: The Way Life Should Be.
Emma Mitchell is a 15 year old junior at Upper Arlington High School and a sexual assault survivor. She enjoys helping others through service projects, mission trips, etc. Emma is very involved in her school's vocal music program, and loves to play piano. Since experiencing firsthand the presence of rape culture and victim shaming in our society, Emma has become determined to make a difference for survivors and spread awareness for sexual assault. She strives to help others find their voice and become empowered by their stories. One of her favorite quotes is by Angelina Jolie: “We must send a message around the world that there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence, that the shame is on the aggressor”. She is ecstatic to continue this year working with SafeBAE!
South Portland, ME
Mia Filieo is not only a stellar field hockey player, but she is also in an elite choir called the chamber singers. As a junior in South Portland High School, Mia is living her high school experience to the fullest! When she isn’t working on Peaks Island, she is volunteering with her school's Earth club or helping to plan the regional conference, Consent: The Way Life Should Be, alongside other local BAE Breakers! Mia is a great asset on the student planning committee and is super excited to be joining safeBAE as an official BAE Breaker!
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Lilli Frame is a senior at Cape Elizabeth High School, and has been a serious activist since 8th grade. She helped organize her schools gun safety walkout in March 2018, and the walkout in support of survivors of sexual assault in September 2018. In addition, she is the founder of the Youth Activist Group which is dedicated to creating a community of young activists in the school who support each other and encourage life long change. In 2018 she completed an independent study into mental health awareness, and continues to be an advocate for mental health issues, giving a speech at her middle school and participating in a panel for parents. She is an active member of Mock Trial, GSTA, YAG, and has joined SafeBAE as a national BAE Breaker.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Izabella's two favorite things are activism and music, so when those two things are combined, Bella is always involved! Ever since Bella was little, she has been sailing with her family and for the past 2 years Bella has played ice hockey in the winter. When she isn’t on the water or on the ice, she is playing her guitar and preparing for a mock trial or debate meet. In the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, Bella became the LGBTQ point person for the new Cape Elizabeth Youth Activist Group. Bella just began working with other Local BAE Breakers on a regional conference, Consent: The Way Life Should Be and Bella is thrilled to continue planning the conference as an official BAE Breaker!
Daniela González is a current high school senior, passionate about equality and women’s rights. She is in coalition with Agents for Change and Break the Box, and has been honored with the title of High School Ambassador for Friendship of Women, Inc. She has also volunteered with Revival of Cultural Arts (R.O.C.A) at the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center and the Apasionados Por La Lectura Program by providing children’s art classes.
She strongly believes that through education and a joint effort, our community can make a significant and positive difference by overcoming harmful societal limitations and expectations.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Emily is a senior at Cape Elizabeth High School. She plays soccer and lacrosse, and is also captain of the debate team. She has been passionate about sexual assault and social justice from a young age, and has participated in many activities in high school that reflect this. I love to read, spend time with friends, and go to the beach.
Lhi Collins is a high school senior and survivor. She has spent her high school career heavily involved in the performing arts and her school's Mock Trial team. She became aware of SafeBAE around the time she began to experience significant cyber bullying and harassment due to her attempts to seek justice for herself. She hopes by bringing the BAE Breakers initiative to her town, she will see the beginnings of a change in its culture and treatment of victims.
Marlee is a sophomore at Casco Bay High School in Portland, ME. She is a passionate activist in her local and world community. She rehabilitates horses and dogs, enjoys sailing, music, and swimming. She works as an aid in a Special ED classroom in California run by her aunt with kids with profound disabilities. She hopes to be a Special Education teacher in the future and then go into politics. She is the Co-Director & Founder of March For Our Lives Maine and runs her school's Yellow Tulip Project. As a survivor of sexual assault, she is a fierce advocate for consent and safety for all in sex and relationships. To leave her mark on the world she also works with Kindness Around The World, an organization raising money for Haitian teachers to get the pay they deserve.
Karimah is a 16 year old survivor of assault, and was afraid to speak up until she got connected with the Advocacy Center, and they helped her tell her story in order to get justice. When the Advocacy Center helped Karimah use her voice to stand up to what happened to her, it inspired others to speak up as well. As someone who knows the effects of assault, and has heard the countless stories of other survivors, Karimah is extremely motivated to even further inspire survivors, and show them that as hard as it may be, it is possible to make it through.
New York City, NY
Chaz is a high school senior already transitioning into college. He has lived in New York City his whole life (Harlem/Upper Westside). He's a 4 time Junior Olympic swimmer who currently swims for the Laguardia Twisters Swim Team. He's in the top ten of his class at The Facing History School with a 94.76 GPA. When he's not working academically or doing athletic training for swimming competitions, he's busy with his internship with RaPP, which teaches youth about rape culture, the impact it has on individuals and the different forms of harassment - a perfect fit with SafeBAE! His hobbies include exploring and learning new experiences about buses and trains and watching his favorite show, Dancing With The Stars.
Maya is a Senior at South Eugene High School. At school, she’s the President of the Feminist Union and co-director of Respect(Ed), the peer sexual health education program at South. Outside of school, she enjoys volunteering with Planned Parenthood, eating ramen with friends, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest outdoors. She’s beyond excited to be working with SafeBAE and utilizing these resources in the programs that are already available at her school!
Savannah is a South Albany High School senior. This year, she's started a program called the #MeToo Campaign, which takes after the Me Too Movement sweeping across the globe and social media. Her goal is to create a better, more supportive, and safer community for teen victims/survivors of sexual violence/harassment so they can seek help without feeling that they will be in the wrong, that they most certainly shouldn’t be in. As part of this program, they will be starting support groups for any and all students to attend. These groups will help to provide students with the resources they need to get help for themselves, for loved ones who are survivors, learn about rape culture myths, and other topics of discussion. She feels that leading this campaign has opened up opportunities to be an advocate for those that don’t have a voice.
Zoe is a senior at South Eugene High School. She is passionate about social justice and women's rights, and in response to witnessing sexual harassment at school, she co-founded a consent based peer education group called Respect(Ed). Zoe also enjoys volunteering at a local hospital, watching documentaries, and cooking. She can't wait to use SafeBAE to further promote assault awareness and support!
Liv Kleinberg is going into her senior year of high school and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her goal is to denormalize rape culture by promoting consent and gender equity inside the classroom, starting with her own school. She recently participated in the American Civil Liberties Union's Advocacy Institute, taking activism courses for Racial Justice, Policing & Mass Incarceration as well as National Security, Immigration, Women's Rights, & LGBT Rights. Liv is ecstatic to be a part of the SafeBAE team, and is looking forward to meeting new people and strengthening her political organizing skills. Some of her favorite things include filmmaking, yoga, and corny knock-knock jokes.
Sofia Braunstein is a senior at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, NY.
She became interested in V-Day after attending a United Nation’s session on Human Trafficking in 2015 with her school’s Global Justice Club. Last year, Sofia designed and sold hair ties at her school, in local shops, and at the Women’s March on behalf of V-Day and VIBS (Victim’s Information Bureau of Suffolk). In her free time, Sofia studies dance locally and in New York City and choreographs her own pieces.
Ryan is a senior at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, California. When he is not doing homework for his five, yes five Advanced Placement classes, he is filling out college applications. Even with all these commitments, he enjoys hanging out with friends and hiking. Last year he started SafeBAE at Citrus Valley High School and this year we are up and running once again!
Molly is a sophomore at Calabasas HS in CA. She is an incredible activist, volleyball player and coach, and a member of the Academy of Media and Entertainment. As an aspiring film maker, Molly is excited to be joining SafeBAE to help continue to create new film content! She is currently in pre-production on “nudes!”
Lindsey Robbins is a junior at Boston Latin School. She is also the co-president of Ladies’ Collective, a club centered around sisterhood that works to educate and provide a community for girls. She has been a member of the club since freshman year and she helps to provide the same secure environment that she benefited from. In the spring Lindsey participates in the Walk for Hunger, and in the winter you can find her drinking hot chocolate at home. Beyond that, Lindsey is an avid writer and lover of art