Nia Avila was born in Bronx, NY, raised in Holly Hill, SC, and currently resides in Clemson, SC, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clemson University in 2016. She found her passion for interpersonal violence prevention and social justice during her sophomore year of college, and has since dedicated herself to constantly learning more about the issues, and sharing her knowledge with her peers and community. In her spare time Nia enjoys, learning the lyrics to rap songs, reading think pieces about her favorite TV shows, letting dogs fall asleep on her foot, and thinking about Viola Davis. Nia considers it an honor to be a part of the Safe Harbor staffs and is excited to meet the students that she will be serving this school year.
Holly Hill, SC
College and major:
Clemson University, Psychology BA
High school mascot:
Lake Marion Gators
Favorite band/music artist:
Beyonce, Rihanna, Chance The Rapper
Reading, tweeting, dancing bachata, perfecting my makeup, and working to dismantle systems that oppress people of color, women, LGBT folks, people with disabilities, people from low income backgrounds etc.
Friday afternoon you will most likely find me:
Watching some emotional TV drama and eating ice cream
Favorite sports team:
Go after peace.
I’m a sucker for:
Beach days, good friends, musicals, and funny videos on Twitter
Biggest pet peeve:
When people interrupt me when I’m speaking
I’m a REP Prevention Coordinator because:
I’ve seen the devastating impact that interpersonal violence can have on individuals, families, and communities, and I think those effects are too great for us to not be intimately involved in creating a solution to this issue. I truly believe that we can work together to end intimate partner violence. This work gives me the opportunity to empower teens and give them the tools they need to have healthy and fulfilling relationships.