Alaina Long

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Alaina Long

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

"Service is the rent we pay for the privilege to live on this Earth." -Shirley Chisholm

My mission is to explore tools and methods to eradicate the generational cycle of violence. Currently, I work with youth as a trained change agent for the Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights, promoting nonviolence advocacy and conflict resolution. Professionally, I have experience working in domestic violence prevention particularly teen dating violence with the Partnership Against Domestic Violence in Atlanta, GA. I have found that self-awareness and advocacy is a tool that is most helpful for people involved in abusive cycles in relationships. As a Comparative Women’s studies major and survivor of domestic violence, I have a strong personal and professional connection. I have found that self-awareness and advocacy is a tool that is most helpful for people involved in abusive cycles in relationships. Additionally, having traveled to England, Ghana, and Haiti, I have found that violence prevention is necessary to improve women's lives around the world.

I am interested in implementing youth education and prevention as well as policies in schools to educate children about violence prevention and self-advocacy. My long-term goal is to become the founder of a national domestic violence prevention program that serves battered women and children internationally also providing a curriculum based in gender equality. I plan to continue my IPV Advocacy by attending New York University Wagner as a Master in Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management & Policy candidate in the fall to continue my leadership in the education and empowerment of youth, thus eradicating the normalization and cycle of violence.

  • Education
    • Spelman College