Becoming the Generation That Talks: A Youth Panel on Cultivating Change
Sophie Arroyo, Maddie Keel, Abby Tow, and Emmaline Belwood (Moderator)
Sophie: Sophie is a Freshman at Tulsa Community majoring in Political Science. She is heavily involved in the Broken Arrow community, serving as Miss Broken Arrow in the Miss Oklahoma Organization, and as a Wellness Advocate for Wellness Services at Tulsa Community College. In addition to her state-level work with YAS, she is a member of the Oklahoma Prevention Leadership Committee’s Policy and Legislative Subcommittee.
Maddie: Maddie is a third year OU student majoring in Creative Media Production and minoring in German. She is a member of the YAS Council and is our resident video wizard. Additionally, she works as a Junior Producer with Gaylord Hall Productions and is a Peer Educator with the OU Gender + Equality Center.
Abby Tow: Abby is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma studying Social Work and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a Peer Educator with OU’s Gender + Equality Center where she teaches about consent and dating violence prevention to her fellow college students. She is a member of the Youth Advisory Subcommittee of OPLC, a volunteer at the Women’s Resource Center’s Rape Crisis Center of Norman and is also a student journalist and editor for the OU Daily. Abby’s interests regarding violence prevention include strengthening consent and sexual health education in public schools and higher education, MMIW, and making Oklahoma a safer place for women and girls at all intersections of identity.
Emmaline: is a Senior at Oklahoma State University studying Animal Science Biotechnology and minoring in Microbiology. She is a member of the YAS council and is newly involved with OPLC’s Higher Education Subcommittee. In addition to her involvement with YAS, Emmaline is a Peer Educator for Oklahoma State’s assault prevention education program, 1 is 2 Many, and plays the drums for a few local Stillwater bands.