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Staff

CARE Staff

Sarah Meredith
Director
P: (530) 754-6389 E: sameredith@ucdavis.edu
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

Sarah began her career in the field of sexual assault and domestic violence in 2003, working as a victim advocate in Alpine County for the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center. After leaving Tahoe, Sarah joined the education and training department at WEAVE in Sacramento; in 2010, she joined the UC Davis CARE team. She is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Biology, a certified Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselor, and a graduate of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Master Instructor Certification Course.  Over the course of her career, she has worked with hundreds of survivors of violence, and has facilitated educational programming and professional trainings to countless learners in various settings. She is passionate about prevention education and having conversations about healthy sexual communication, consent, and violence prevention.  


Jacquelynn Lira
Assistant Director
P: (530) 752-3299 E: jllira@ucdavis.edu
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

In 2007, Jacquelynn began her advocacy work in sexual assault and domestic violence with WEAVE in Sacramento County before joining the CARE program in 2012. Over the years, she has trained teams of advocates, facilitated state certified trainings for new staff/volunteers, provided outreach and education, served as an expert witness for the Yolo County District Attorney’s office, as well as assisted survivors through both the criminal justice and administrative reporting processes. Jacquelynn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy from California State University, Sacramento, she is a Certified Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Counselor in the state of California and is a certified ICI Instructor for the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training. Jacquelynn’s love and passion for this work is as strong as it was in 2007. It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve the UC Davis community.


Rachel Henry
Education and Outreach Manager
P: (530) 754-0530 E: rlhenry@ucdavis.edu 
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

Rachel began her advocacy in sexual violence prevention as a peer educator in 2011. It was her years as a peer educator that solidified her love of education and investment in violence prevention. This work also led to her pursuit of bridging gaps between the classroom and lived experiences, which propelled Rachel into her career as a professional cultural humility educator and scholar -practitioner. Rachel is a current doctorate student in Educational Leadership (Ed.D) at UC Davis, holds a Master of Arts in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Philosophy from UC Santa Cruz. Rachel is passionate about education as prevention and is honored to work with the CARE team and greater Aggie community for prevention of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.


Karen Comparán 
Victim Advocacy Specialist
P: (530) 754-1026 E: kcomparan@ucdavis.edu 
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

Karen began her advocacy career in supporting survivors of sexual violence, human trafficking, and intimate partner violence in 2018 as a bilingual victim advocate for Yolo County's non-profit organization, Empower Yolo. As a certified Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Peer Counselor, her past work experiences have allowed her to advocate and support at-risk youth and victims of crime through healing-centered and solution-orientated case management. Much of her work has been devoted to crisis intervention, safety planning, case management, and confidential support. She is committed to providing survivors of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence with a supportive, empowering, and non-judgmental advocacy approach where someone can explore all of their rights, options, and resources. Karen is a Spanish-speaking, first-generation professional, and proud alumni of UC Davis, with her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Chicana/o Studies. 

Karen is dedicated to survivor empowerment and she shares that it is an honor and privilege to be able to hold a safe space for the UC Davis community within the CARE program. Karen is excited to be able to do this important work at UC Davis. Go Aggies!


Position Vacant 

Victim Advocacy Specialist


Alejandra Lopez 
Intake and Office Coordinator 
P: (530 752-9187 E: aljlopez@ucdavis.edu
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

Alejandra’s advocacy work in sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and intervention began in 2018 as a Child Advocate for the Empower Yolo safe house. Alejandra is passionate about ensuring that everyone has equitable access to an education and work-place, free of violence. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2017 with her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Welfare. She is originally from Huron, CA a rural community in Fresno County and is the proud daughter of farmworkers.

She is humbled to serve the UC Davis community alongside a passionate and welcoming CARE team. 

CARE Student Assistants 

Isabella Masterson 
Outreach Student Assistant 
3rd Year Psychology and Human Development; Asian American Studies Minor
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

Isabella is a 3rd year Psychology and Human Development double major with an Asian American Studies minor from El Cerrito, California. Isabella has been working with CARE since her sophomore year and currently serves as the Student Outreach Assistant. She has spent her time with CARE working on how to make resources more accessible to students of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. Isabella is excited to continue this work in the coming year and expand outreach to different student communities.  Her work at CARE inspires her to be a part of the change she wants to see on campus. In her free time, Isabella loves to cook, workout, thrift, and spend time with friends and family.


Murielle Danant-Fung 
Graphic Design Student Assistant 
4th Year Design and Human Development
Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

Murielle is currently a 4th year Design and Human Development double major. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and loves how peaceful Davis is compared to home! This year is her second year being CARE’s Graphic Student Assistant which has been a highlight in her college career. She especially loves the welcoming community here and touching on important issues. Alongside CARE, Murielle is heavily involved on campus by being a part of an Asian-interest sorority, Picnic Day, The Pantry and InPrint which is a student-led design magazine! However, during her free time, you can either find her making rugs or experiencing a new adventure! One fun fact about Murielle is that she is determined to visit all 63 National Parks in America.