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Dr. Laura McGuire


What is your position and title at UH?

Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program Manager

How long have you worked here?

Since December 1, 2015

What are your job responsibilities and duties?

Creating the first SVPE program at UH. I conduct trainings, advise, and put on events that inform about consent culture and work to heal the inequalities that create rape culture. I teach/train on subjects ranging from sexology to consent.

What do you enjoy about your work?

EVERYTHING! It is truly what I was put on the plant to do.

What accomplishment at UH are you most proud of?

Getting the UH students involved in the creation of the program is huge for me. I also love bringing attention to trauma informed, culturally competent, and queer competent sexuality education.

What advice or encouragement would you give UH staff and students?

Seek answers and then question them. Also, if you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. My life is a testament to that.

What is something about you than many co-workers do not know about you?

That I trained for 6 years to become a nun and that I’m multiracial.