Maddy Zijdel, mzijdel@echo.rutgers.edu, is a Peer Education Coordinator at the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance. She is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. She started her work with VPVA in September 2014. While attending the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, she completed her second year clinical internship with VPVA. She received her Master’s in Social Work degree with a certification in Violence against Women and Children in May 2015. After graduating, Maddy spent some time working with the Rutgers Center on Violence against Women and Children on a campus climate survey. Maddy then worked as a prevention specialist/coordinator and safe house advocate at SAFE in Hunterdon, a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault agency in Flemington, NJ. In November 2017 Maddy rejoined VPVA as a staff member.