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Andrea Pino
Andrea L. Pino is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and English. A first generation college student from Miami, Florida, she studies gender violence, Title IX, psychology, and mental health through her independent academic research and minor in Women and Gender Studies. Although a long time advocate against sexual violence, Andrea began focusing her research on the national prevalence of college sexual violence and trauma induced illness, after she was raped by a fellow UNC student her second year in college.
Andrea is involved in various areas of university life, and has worked extensively in residence life, student advocacy, and student safety. She is a passionate sexual assault prevention educator, and works on student-focused programming in areas of bystander education, healthy relationships, and mental health. Post-graduation, Andrea hopes to delve deeper in her work and research on sexual violence and trauma induced illness, and hopes to pursue a joint J.D./Ph.D to study the neurobiological effects of trauma, and how they intersect with policy and law, specifically Title IX.

Entries by Andrea Pino

No More Empty Chairs

(2) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 6:20 PM

Just under two months since New York Magazine's groundbreaking cover story about the women who have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, it seems as if there continues to be a steady beat of sexual assault stories that are gaining traction, especially those surrounding campus violence....

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The Second Rape: Battling PTSD and Betrayal

(44) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 1:09 PM

Clocks tick and water drips to the fast pace of my heart beat; its rhythm twice the speed of the morning before. My eyes blink repeatedly, cringing at each word that the people around me exchange. Am I in danger here? I'm walking along a normal shopping strip, but I'm...

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Rape, Betrayal, and Reclaiming Title IX

(8) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 2:05 PM


TRIGGER WARNING: This content deals with an account of sexual assault and rape and may be triggering to those affected by sexual violence

This year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month has taken a different turn on college campuses. Beyond a sea of...

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The "R" Word: Why Do Colleges Struggle With Talking About Rape?

(8) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 1:44 PM


Upon receiving an acceptance letter to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) three years ago, my only expectation was that I was going to be the first one in my family to graduate from college. I never...

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Why Filing an Office for Civil Rights Complaint Against UNC Is Bigger Than Me

(2) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 11:39 AM

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, Annie Clark and I, together with Melinda Manning, Landen Gambill as well as another strong survivor, completed and filed an Office for Civil Rights and Clery Act Complaint against The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). After 12 weeks, over 2,500...

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2013 Is My Year

(2) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 9:58 AM

At the end of every year, I think over all that went right, but a lot more about everything that went wrong. I think over the tests that I could have studied more for, or the papers that deserved more than a one night stand. I think about all the...

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