Steph Trilling (she/her/hers) serves as the Director of the Women’s Center at Wake Forest University.
She is part of the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team and is a member of the Culture of Respect Initiative aimed at preventing sexual misconduct on campus. Steph is committed to fostering leadership opportunities and building a diverse and welcoming community where all individuals are valued, respected, and able to thrive.
Steph came to Wake Forest in 2017 and served as the Assistant Director of the Safe Office where she oversaw crisis response, counseling, and advocacy services for survivors of sexual and relationship violence and comprehensive prevention programming. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Steph was a staff clinician and the director of community awareness and prevention services at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC).
In addition to her work at Wake Forest, Steph serves on the Board of Directors for North Star LGBTQ Center and is a member of Hate out of Winston, a grassroots group organizing around issues of racial justice and education in Winston-Salem, NC.
She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Salem State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UMASS Amherst. Since moving from New England, Steph thoroughly enjoys the North Carolina weather and spends time off with her family; hiking, biking, and visiting as many coffee shops as she can around town.