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Anjilee Dodge

Anjilee Dodge is a passionate advocate committed to respecting the lived realities of marginalized groups while fighting for systemic change. Centering survivors, especially women and girls of color, is integral in working toward a more just society. Anjilee graduated with her Master in Social Work from the University of Washington where she focused her studies on sex and gender based violence specifically the sexual exploitation of vulnerable populations. During her master’s program, Anjilee co-founded a Registered Student Organization, was awarded the George Povey Social Justice and Activism in Global Health Fellowship, The National Leaders in Behavioral Health Fellowship, and the Joshua Children’s Foundation Center on Child Sexual Abuse Fellowship. Before coming to OPS, Anjilee managed the Paul G. Allen Hope Center at YouthCare, a low-barrier, trauma informed short-term shelter for youth ages 12-17. Anjilee prides her work on the development of trauma informed practices and policies that ensure even the most vulnerable and marginalized participants are offered a place to heal and grow. While working at YouthCare for over 6 years, she was passionate about creating community change while working towards race and gender equity. Anjilee has presented publicly on gender based violence and sexual exploitation, and has co-authored several papers including an article for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice chronicling the influence of neoliberalism and the sex industry on current feminist ideologies.

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