Sarah Meredith
P: (530) 754-6389 E:

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:

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.

Michelle Morales
Victim Advocacy Specialist
P: (530) 752-3299, (916) 734-3799 E:

Michelle has worked in the field of assisting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence since 1999.  She worked eleven years at WEAVEinc, in Sacramento. The most recent position she held there was as the Response Services Manager. Michelle also worked at Sacramento CASA for three years as a Case Manager and at the YWCA Rape Crisis Center in San Jose for four years as a Senior Crisis Intervention Specialist. Over the course of her career, she has gained experience in accompanying survivors through evidentiary exams, court accompaniment, and law enforcement/investigative interviews. She also has experience in peer crisis counseling and facilitating prevention education to a variety of audiences. Michelle has particular expertise working with the American Indian/Native Alaskan community as well as with foster youth and dependency court. Michelle expresses that it’s an honor and privilege to work with survivors and is excited to be able to do this important work at UC Davis.

Vanessa Guerrero 
Intake and Office Coordinator
P: (530) 752-3299 E:

Vanessa is a returned-to-Davis aggie after spending time living in Colorado and Oregon. As a Human Development and Psychology alumni, she is passionate about evidence-based research and its power to implement policy changes.  As an undergraduate, she was a Research Assistant at the UC Davis Center for Public Policy Research and the Center for Mind and Brain. Since graduating, she has worked in school, clinic, and home settings as an educator, caregiver, and behavior therapist for children of varying special needs, including Autism-Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, and eating disorders. Originally from Mexico, Vanessa is bilingual in English and Spanish. She holds CARE in high esteem and is honored to work alongside a team of passionate advocates to support the UC Davis community.  

Education and Outreach Manager