Meet the Staff

Dr. Nicole Green, Executive Director

Dr. Green is the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Executive Director of the Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) Program. She is a counseling psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern California and a Masters of education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her areas of interest include mental health prevention and education, intimate partner violence, women’s issues, academic success among students of color and diversity and campus climate concerns.

Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed., Program Director, Trauma-Informed Yoga Programs

Zabie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and Education at the University of California, Irvine and completed her graduate work in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs at The George Washington University. Zabie received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate through Core Power Yoga and attended a 40-hour workshop on trauma-sensitive yoga instruction through the Justice Resource Institute at the Kriplau Center for Yoga and Health. Zabie is the Program Director of Trauma Informed Yoga Programs at UCLA where she oversees alternative healing modalities for sexual trauma survivors including: trauma-informed yoga, drumming, journaling, dance, and art. She offers a number of wellness opportunities for UCLA students, including the Mind Body Balance for the Busy Bruin Program. She is the Founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, an organization with the mission of empowering survivors to heal through the practice of yoga. Her work has been highlighted on NBC News, the Huffington Post, OC Register, Elephant Journal, and in a variety of online publications.

 

It has been her dream to fuse her worlds together, creating a space where survivors can heal by flowing breath to movement through trauma-informed practice. For years, Zabie's unwavering support for trauma survivors has manifested itself in many forms. She has ultimately made it her life's goal to help empower survivors to regain their strength and self-worth.

 

Zabie is widely recognized for her hard work and dedication to her field. She has created a model therapeutic yoga program and curriculum which is now being implemented at 20 colleges campuses and agencies. By focusing on a holistic approach, Zabie is helping to change the way our world responds to trauma and provides support to survivors at various stages in their healing.

Joyce-Marie Guinto, MSW, ASW, CARE Advocate

Joyce received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and her Master of Social Work from New York University (NYU). Her advocacy and mental health experience include working with child, adult and LGBTQ survivors of human trafficking, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Prior to coming on board at UCLA, she developed and facilitated a holistic program under the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for Commercially and Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) coming through the juvenile justice system in Oakland, CA. During her time in New York, she provided counseling, legal advocacy and supportive programming  to domestic and immigrant sex trafficking survivorsthrough the Queens and Brooklyn District Attorney Offices.  For several years, she also volunteered with Nomi Network, a non-profit leveraging the fashion industry to end human trafficking and traveled to Cambodia and India to promote job training opportunities for at-risk communities. 

 

She is currently enjoying her return to sunny Southern California. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new cities and countries and trying out new food trends and dessert places. 

Jaclyn Wright, MSW, CARE Advocate

Jaclyn is a Confidential Advocate dedicated to survivor empowerment, social justice, and creating positive change. Jaclyn has lived in Southern California since 2013 after traveling across the country from North Carolina. Before coming to UCLA, Jaclyn worked as a Confidential Advocate at UC Irvine to support students that experienced sexual violence. Additionally, Jaclyn spent time supporting youth and families in crisis at the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter. Jaclyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. During her time in North Carolina, Jaclyn spent much of her time working with and advocating for survivors of sexual violence in addition to focusing on prevention work within communities and colleges. Jaclyn has facilitated trainings and conversations on bystander intervention, sexual violence, and supporting survivors.

During her spare time, Jaclyn likes to play and listen to music, volunteer, spend time in nature, and take spontaneous trips wherever and whenever she can. With her constant love for exploration, Jaclyn likes to find small gems in every city she travels too or lives in.

Hillary Nienhouse, Coordinator

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As Coordinator for CARE, Hillary plans and facilitates prevention education workshops at UCLA. She also serves as office support to the CARE Advocates and Directors.

Hillary graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. During her time in college and afterward, she participated in a number of efforts to prevent sexual violence and to support survivors, including volunteering at a free counseling center and participating in workshops on the topics of gender. She has also held administrative roles in other schools. In her free time, Hillary enjoys writing, cooking, camping, the ocean, and her dog, Moab.

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Jennifer Harbeck, CARE Intern

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Jen is one of the Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) Interns for the 2017-2018 school year. She is a 3rd year Political Science Major and Policy Minor at UCLA. When she's not in the office, she's working as Comedy Manager of UCLARadio and Assistant Editor of UCLA's satirical newspaper, The Westwood Enabler. 

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Gianna Raggio, CARE Intern

As a CARE Student Intern, Gianna works closely with CARE Administrators to deliver student and faculty-focused programs regarding sexual violence education and prevention. 

Gianna is a senior majoring in Human Biology and Society with career interests in psychology and healthcare. She has participated in Bruin Consent Coalition and the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Program to help prevent and spread awareness of sexual violence on campus. This year, she is apart of the UCLA Mobile Clinic, where she is looking forward to serving the medical needs of homeless and low-income populations in the LA area. In her free time she loves to hike, pet dogs, visit thrift stores, and go to the beach.