The Committed Project team is a group of higher education professionals who have each found a way to advocate and educate others about mental illness and the particular stigma those in higher education careers may face. We are dedicated to supporting our fellow professionals and continuing to spread awareness about mental illness to eradicate that stigma.
Kristen Abell is one of the two co-founders of The Committed Project and is our Executive Director of Awareness and Advocacy. She serves as a web developer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has been in student affairs for fifteen years, in a variety of roles. She’s worked primarily in housing and women’s centers at three different universities over that time. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, women’s studies and English and a master’s in social welfare from the University of Kansas.
Kristen has been blogging since 2006, and she was a co-founder of and blogger at the Student Affairs Women Talk Tech collaborative blog. She has presented both regionally and nationally on a variety of topics in student affairs. Kristen blogs frequently about the issue of mental illness, especially her depression, and she is excited to take her efforts to stomp out stigma in higher education to the next level.
You can connect with Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @kristen_abell.
Sue Caulfield is one of the two co-founders of The Committed Project and is our Director of Visual Translation. By day, she serves as the Director of Student Affairs at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. By night (and sometimes other parts of the day), she is a maker. She owns a small freelance business, illustrates electronic and print books and enjoys creating her #suedles. Her favorite days are spent walking to a local shop with a dozen of her favorite markers and drawing for hours. She lives in New York (more commonly known as New Yawk) with her better half Dan and their furbaby Tony.
You can connect with Sue at email@example.com.
Carly Masiroff is our Ambassador of Buzz for The Committed Project. She currently works at Allegheny College as the Assistant Director in academic advising and student support. She is a graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania’s Student Affairs in Higher Education Master’s program. She also studied at Clarion University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science. Professional interests include mental health, leadership development, advising, mentoring, social justice and activism.
You can connect with Carly at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @cmmasiroff.