Billie Dawn Greenblatt Pronouns: (she/her/hers) Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students 215 Center for Student Services firstname.lastname@example.org 626-395-1743
What is my role? As Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and Community Educator, I am fortunate to spend most of my time meeting and supporting Caltech students! First, I talk with students reporting concerns and complaints of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and general interpersonal and climate issues, so they can understand their rights and options under Caltech's policies and procedures. I work closely with Hima, our Title IX Coordinator, in overseeing supportive and resolution measures and processes. I also focus a lot on preventing problems and creating a healthy campus environment through outreach and education activities, with the support of the student Sexual Assault and Gender Equity (SAGE) Council, the undergraduate and graduate Title IX Councils, and the student residence-based Equity and Title IX Advocates!
Why is this work important to me? I strongly believe in the power of prevention education and open dialogue about how to treat each other with kindness and respect. Historically there are many folks who have faced domestic violence, assault, and discrimination, and felt alone in their journey to heal, seek justice, or learn from what happened. I believe that by discussing these issues we can create safer, more inclusive communities for everyone, and prevent harm from happening in the first place.
Fun fact about me. My father was the leader of a Jazz band and my mother was a sculptor. We had many pets: 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 bunny, and a lizard. When I was 6, the fiddle player in the jazz band taught me to roller skate, and we would go to the park in our skates and take the bunny. At the park we would let the bunny free on the hills to eat the clovers, and the fiddle player would practice her songs for me while I hummed along.