Fall 2020 Projects

Here you will find the final projects from the Fall 2020 cohort of students. The following projects were presented at our second Title IX for a New Generation Colloquium, which can be viewed here.

To what extent do physical spaces in preparatory boarding schools increase sexual assault and related harm?

Maggie Keeler

What does consent mean today within the context of unwanted but consensual sexual contact?

Abigail Devine, Kylie Hazen, & Reagan Leibovitz

How can the definition of consent be better applied to situations where alcohol is involved?

Mauricio Rodriguez and Makayla Serrett

How does Title IX support intersex/transgender athletes in sport at the collegiate level? 

Baylee Jones and Katherine Lee

What is the effectiveness of existing mandatory training programs on Title IX at Georgetown?

Lauren Smith and Brooke Powers

What can we learn from sexual assault prevention seminars implemented at other universities?

Morgan Peterson & Lizzy Marcinkowski

To what extent does the duration of a sexual assault prevention program impact its efficacy?

Regan Donecker & Leslie Rozon

How can Georgetown’s Title IX Office and Academic Resource Center (ARC) better collaborate to ensure students are getting the accommodations they need?

Hannah Miller and Madeline Fidellow

What changes can be made to ensure LGBTQ students are protected by Title IX?

Ethan Greer

How can Georgetown implement restorative justice practice to support BIPOC students facing sexual violence?

Grace Chen, Megan Huynh, & Amber Nguyen


The remaining projects were also from the Fall 2020 cohort of students. While not presented at the Colloquium, these projects nonetheless examined a diverse, important, and applicable set of questions and issues.

Is Georgetown’s carve-out of contraceptive coverage in student health insurance plans in violation of Title IX?

Alexandra Smalto

How can Georgetown better communicate how Title IX can be a resource for students experiencing non-sexual gender-based harassment?

Daniella Sanchez

What is the relationship between sexual harm and queerness at Georgetown University?

Leah Miller

What are the challenges to implementing a sexual assault prevention seminar course here at Georgetown?

Alexandra Holliday

How is “evidence” defined and evaluated in Title IX adjudication hearings?

Sarah Parker


We extend deep gratitude to all the knowledgeable and caring people who shared their expertise with Title IX for a New Generation Researchers this Fall 2020 Semester.

Georgetown Women’s Track and Field Team Captain

Georgetown Title IX Coordinator

First-Year Seminar Director at the University of Delaware

Membership Chair of Irish 4 Reproductive Health, Notre Dame

Junior in Georgetown College, Sexual Assault Peer Educator (SAPE)

Senior in Georgetown College, Creator and Peer Mentor for Title IX For a New Generation

Director of Health Education Services at Georgetown University

Graduate Assistant for Center for Restorative Justice at University of San Diego

Staff Clinician and Sexual Assault Specialist at Georgetown University

First-year Georgetown University student on the baseball team

Director of the Disability Studies department at Georgetown University

Executive Director of the Academic Resource Center at Georgetown University 

Sophomore at Syracuse University member of PSI Upsilon

Coordinator of Student Wellness at John Carroll University 

Head of Centennial Dormitory, Science Department Chair, and Gender Committee Founder at The Taft School

Student at Georgetown Law, Georgetown Class of 2017, and Co-Chair of Sexual Assault Task Force

Collegiate Athlete at Oregon State

Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy Center at American University (oversees the sexual assault prevention program Empower AU)

Professional Athlete (New Balance) 

Assistant Director of the Office of Student Conduct at Georgetown University

Alumni of The Taft School (‘15), freelance contributor at Vanity Fair, fact-checker for New York Magazine, wrote her thesis at Wesleyan about hookup culture on high school and college campuses

Georgetown men’s Track and Field Team Captain

GUSA policy chair for sexual assault

Members of Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS)

Associate Vice President of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Compliance and Office of IDEAA

Title IX & Civil Rights Investigator at Georgetown University 

Former H*yas for Choice President, Georgetown Class of 2018

Co-Founder, and VP of Research of Soteria Solutions (the company that licenses Georgetown’s Bringing in the Bystander program)

English professor, co-founder of the Disability Studies department, and Special Advisor to the Vice President on Disability at Georgetown.

Associate Director of Health Education Services and Director of Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Services

Junior in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

AUx Program Manager at American University

LGBTQ Resource Center Director at Georgetown

Senior Director of Impact and Education at Everfi (the company that created Georgetown’s online sexual assault training program)

Senior in Georgetown College, Peer Mentor in Title IX For a New Generation, Co-Author of New and Improve Sexual Assault Training at Spring 2020 Colloquium

Director of Office of Student Conflict Resolution at University of Michigan

As well as students who anonymously shared intimate parts of their lives so we may better understand how to promote sexual respect and joy on college campuses