Kat Stuehrk

Northside Prevention Educator

Kat Stuehrk is the Northside Prevention Educator at RVA, working out of the Ravenswood office. Kat graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a Masters in Social Work, where she concentrated in Community Health and Urban Development. Before moving to Chicago, Kat graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Arts and Humanities. Kat began her work in this field as a peer educator with Michigan State University’s Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention program, facilitating prevention workshops for fellow students. Kat then interned at Michigan State University’s Sexual Assault Program, where she provided crisis intervention over the phone, and medical advocacy services to survivors at Sparrow Hospital. At RVA, Kat teaches prevention curriculum in schools throughout the city, and provides trainings to professionals, parents, and anyone else who is eager to join the movement to end rape culture. Kat is 40-hour trained in Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention in both Illinois and Michigan, and believes that education is the key to both prevention and a more compassionate response to survivors.