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Meet the Coordinators

Kori Pruett

Kori Pruett, Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness

You can contact Kori via phone at (850) 644-8871 or via email at kpruett@admin.fsu.edu.

Describe your role on campus.

I serve as the Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator. My job is to develop and educate others on ways to prevent power based personal violence in our community. I do a lot of outreach and relationships building with students, faculty, and staff. I also serve on committees both on campus and in the Tallahassee community that help to move the conversation around prevention, survivor support, and creating a trauma informed community forward.

What's your background and what led you here?

Like a lot of folks, my education doesn't exactly match my profession. I earned a masters in International Affairs, but gained experience in the field by volunteering as an advocate for Refuge House. I also spent a year as an on–call advocate with the Victim Advocate Program at FSU. After I graduated, I worked full time for the Victim Advocate Program before transitioning into my current role. My journey to this role is a combination of both personal and professional experiences. I am driven to change our culture and create a community that thrives on healthy relationships free of violence.

What's your favorite thing about Florida State University?

I love our campus, it is truly beautiful. I appreciate the gorgeous buildings and nature around every corner.

What superpower would you most like to have?

I would love to be able to morph into anything! That way I can morph into an object that has the power I need, like a bird or a listening device.

What is one thing about you that might surprise people?

I LOVE space! I grew up near Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral, both my mother and step–dad worked out there. I loved going to space camp, learning about the history of the space program, and watching launches. If I was just a little bit better at math, I would be an astronaut!

Jose Carval

Jose Carval, Green Dot Coordinator, Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness

You can contact Jose via phone at (850) 644-6489 or via email at jcarval@fsu.edu.

Describe your role on campus.

My main role is to coordinate the implementation of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program here on FSU’s campus. This role has several parts, some training, some event/activity planning, some public speaking, but what I enjoy the most of my role is what I feel is the most important part, and that is meeting and getting to know our students, faculty and staff. As a graduate from FSU, I have true love for this campus. It’s great to talk to everyone about how much we care for FSU’s campus and culture. Green Dot brings us together because we all have one main goal in mind. Creating a campus that is free if violence and harassment. Grabbing a coffee and chatting with students about how we can make a difference on our campus is by far the best part of my job.

What's your background and what led you to become the Green Dot Coordinator?

I graduated from FSU in 2010 and jumped right into the non-profit world. This led my career to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence where I spent two years advocating for sexual assault survivors and the crisis center staff who provide 24 hour services for them. All this work got me really thinking. We have all these empowering services available in our state for after someone has been hurt, but what if we could put more effort in stopping people from getting hurt in the first place? That's when I got involved with Green Dot. It gave me the power to help keep my community safe in both proactive and reactive ways. I was so excited to hear the Green Dot was coming to FSU. I just couldn't pass up a chance to do something I truly believe in at a place I love. So here I am!

What's your favorite thing about Florida State University?

The tradition. From the war chant, to the legacy walk, the Westcott Fountain, to Mrs. Killings warm and loving smile when swiping into the Suwanee Room, FSU is full of such a rich tradition. We carry this through our days on campus and into our post graduate lives after we leave. There are FSU alumni all over the nation and these traditions make us family. I love running into complete strangers who are FSU alum and chatting about all the amazing things our campus has to offer.

What superpower would you most like to have?

I love to travel but I'm not a big fan of the getting from point A to point B part of it, so if I could have a super power it would be the ability to teleport instantly! How awesome would it be to have a rich conversation over lunch with students here in Tallahassee about how we can keep our campus safe later be in Barcelona for dinner without touching an airport?

What is one thing about you that might surprise people?

I love to sing and make music. I can play the bass, some drums, and a bunch of brass instruments (proud band nerd). I’ve sung lead in a few rock bands in the past too.

Anything else you’d like people to know?

I'm just a regular guy. I love video games, my dog, I’m engaged to a beautiful girl, and I watch sports, but that never stopped me from believing I can make a difference. True change is influenced by everyday people like you and me. Just remember that no one has to do everything, but everyone can do something.

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