AAUW Grant Profile: Chelsey Stewart

Chelsey Stewart was recently named campus survivor advocate, based at the Windward and Honolulu Community College campuses, by the Domestic Violence Action Center as part of its Campus Survivor Advocacy Program.

Prior to becoming her position as an advocate, she worked for DVAC as a helpline specialist. She’s worked with the ACLU of Hawaii and Washington states, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii’s Fair Housing Enforcement Program, U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service, and the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General’s Crime Prevention & Justice Assistance Division. She credits those past experiences for her current position with DVAC.

In addition to the skills she gained from work and internships,Chelsey is a proud graduate of Chaminade University of Honolulu (BS Criminology and Criminal Justice ’12, MS Criminal Justice Administration ’15).

Chelsey thanks AAUW Honolulu for the opportunity to use its Career and Leadership Development Grant to attend the 2019 Conference on Crimes Against Women (“CCAW”) in Dallas, Texas next April.

“As an Advocate for college students and faculty that are going through abusive relationships, I am excited to participate in the CCAW’s Campus Safety Summit, which covers the first half of the weeklong conference and focuses on relationship violence prevention and response. I am looking forward to networking and gaining valuable insight to ways I can improve the CSAP program and campus environment for domestic violence victims in Hawaii. Mahalo,” she said.

If you’re interested in learning more about AAUW Honolulu’s Career and Leadership Development Grant, and when the applications will be taken, click here!