St. Olaf College

Title IX Advisory Group Members

Below you will find a bios for the Advisory Group Members for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Not all members are confidential resources, and those who are will be indicated by an asterisk.

Emma serves as the Student Government Association president and was a member of the Title IX Working Group formed last spring. She is the past co-chair of the St. Olaf It’s On Us campaign, a White House initiative to change the way people think about sexual assault.

Natalia Soler ’17
SARN Co-Chair
Confidential Resource

Natalia is in her second year serving as co-chair of St. Olaf’s Sexual Assault Resource Network (SARN). As a SARN advocate she has completed the 40 hours of training on sexual and domestic violence offered by the Healing Outreach Prevention Education (HOPE) Center. SARN is one of the confidential resources on campus whose mission it is to provide a safe place for members of the St. Olaf community to talk and receive resources regarding sexual assault and domestic violence.

Jeremy Loebach
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jeremy serves as the Student Life Committee faculty representative to the Title IX Advisory Group. A professor of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistic studies, Jeremy was the SLC liaison to the Title IX team last year — a position shared with faculty member Kristina Medina-Vilariño.

Katherine Fick
Associate College Pastor
Confidential Resource

Katie is associate college pastor and has received training in pastoral care and counseling, as well as training related to being a confidential resource on campus. As part of the College Ministry Office, she meets with students on a variety of issues and has provided care for students going through Title IX processes at St. Olaf.

Jamie Cathcart
Assistant Director of Student Activities

Jamie facilitates Title IX-related education and training for all St. Olaf students — including the mandatory training required of all students prior to registration and the bystander intervention training provided to all first-year students. Working with the peer educators she supervises in the Wellness Center, she also facilitates programming throughout the academic year on sexual respect and healthy relationships. She has extensive education and experience in sexual violence prevention efforts, with emphasis on the impact of media, gender, power, and privilege on rape culture; the effects of sexual assault; services available to survivors; and methods to end sexual violence. In addition to her role in prevention efforts at St. Olaf, Jamie played a major role in revising the college’s policy on sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct to reflect new guidance from the Office of Civil Rights and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

Rachael Sushner
Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Rachael is the head women’s soccer coach and senior woman administrator (SWA) at St. Olaf. TheSWA is the highest-ranking female in each NCAA athletic department or member conference. The designation of SWA is intended to encourage and promote the involvement of female administrators in meaningful ways in the decision-making process in intercollegiate athletics. The designation is intended to enhance representation of female experience and perspective at the institutional, conference, and national levels, and support women’s interests.

Dylan is a co-coordinator of the student organization Gay, Lesbian, Or Whatever (GLOW), which advocates for social and political equality for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and many other identities, and seeks to provide an affirming environment for LGBTQ+ students. The group also also has written several articles for the Manitou Messenger about last year’s Working Group and revisions to Title IX policy at St. Olaf