Suzanne Isaza is a survivor committed to sexual assault prevention. Making the transition from survivor to educator has uniquely positioned her to understand the complexity of sexual assault while being an effective writer, presenter, and leader on this issue.
Suzanne has delivered dozens of sexual assault prevention talks since 2014. As a member of a survivor speakers bureau for two years, she began speaking publicly about her experiences as a survivor of sexual abuse. She soon realized the powerful impact of a survivor's voice on breaking the code of silence around sexual assault and encouraging people to become active in violence prevention and education. Her presentations communicate a compelling and powerful message to college students, professionals, educators, and survivors of abuse.
As the founder of the Sexual Assault Advocacy Network (SAAN) in 2019, Suzanne has built a community of survivor activists committed to eliminating violence in all its forms.
As a member of RAINN's survivor speakers bureau, she shares her story and activism with local and national news media to further awareness and prevention.
Suzanne has degrees in sociology, women's studies, and accounting.
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"Don't ask, don't tell" didn’t work for the military, and it doesn't work for the deeply troubling issue of sexual assault either.
Our culture's longstanding fear of asking and telling about sexual assault has contributed...