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Cara Tuttle Bell, JD, MA
Director
cara.tuttle.bell@vanderbilt.edu

Cara Tuttle Bell previously served as the Associate Director for Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity at Vanderbilt University and as Director of Programs for the Women’s Center at Northwestern University.  Cara holds a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School, Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Louisville, and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Ball State University, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Wanda Swan, MA
Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist
wanda.swan@vanderbilt.edu

Wanda Swan hails from the “Hospitality State” of Mississippi and continues in her role as prevention educator and victim resource specialist, previously housed within the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.  Before joining the staff at Vanderbilt University, Wanda served as a program coordinator, prevention trainer, and grant writer for Mississippi State University’s Department of Relationship Violence and Outreach. An alum of the university, she received her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications with a minor in Theatre and master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language with a minor in Gender Studies. Wanda finds herself right at home within a Center dedicated to the personal safety of others and has been embedded in the Violence Prevention Movement in Higher Education for over five years.

Sirajah Raheem, MPH
Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist
sirajah.raheem@vanderbilt.edu

Sirajah holds a Master of Public Health from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Berea College.  Her previous roles include serving as a Crisis Center Advocate and Hotline Responder for DeKalb County Georgia, Teaching Fellow in the Washington DC Public Charter School System, and Cultural Assistant for the Berea College Black Cultural Center.  Sirajah hopes to apply the concept of “beloved community” to her work as a Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist.

Terrie Barrow
Administrative Assistant
theresa.o.barrow@vanderbilt.edu

Terrie Barrow, our administrative assistant, supports the Project Safe Center, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, and the K.C. Potter Center.  She previously served as the receptionist within the Office of the Dean of Students.  She has had many fascinating careers, including professional ballroom dance teacher, process technician at a chemical plant, and a professional baker and cook. Terrie is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Liberal Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

Sarah Watson
Graduate Assistant
sarah.c.watson@vanderbilt.edu

Sarah holds a Bachelors in Science and Chemistry from Wittenberg University.  Upon graduating she joined the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission Program.  Commissioned in the small city of Wolverhampton, England, Sarah served as a community worker tasked with connecting people from differing faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds.  Sarah will begin the Masters in Higher Education Administration program at Peabody College in August 2014.


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Project Safe is committed to preventing all types of power-based personal violence (sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and identity-based targeting), helping those affected by power-based personal violence, answering questions, connecting members of the Vanderbilt community with on and off-campus resources, and more.  Call the Project Safe Hotline, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a Victim Resource Specialist now.

Contact Us: 615-322-SAFE (7233)

Request a Program

Contact Project Safe to request a speaker for your residence hall, sorority or fraternity, organization or office or other event. Project Safe will either provide a speaker or connect you with other Vanderbilt or community resources.

Phone: 615-322-4843
Email: projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu

Contact Us

The Project Safe Center is located at 304 West Side Row.  We’re open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  You may schedule an appointment or simply walk in.  If you need to speak with a victim resource specialist outside of our business hours, please call the Project Safe Hotline at (615) 322-SAFE (7233).  The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For non-urgent matters or for additional information, please email us at projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu or call our office line (615) 875-0660.