Chelsea is originally from Rhode Island and received her bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College, but her most important values ( a willingness to keep learning, creativity, and accountability as an act of love) have been shaped working alongside community organizers, elders and friends. Before CHAT, Chelsea worked as an organizer for tenants resisting eviction after foreclosure, built voter information systems and volunteered as rape crisis counselor. She comes to her work at CHAT as a survivor who shares the need for healing and justice and believes that people can build the skills and the power to keep each other safe and end cycles of interpersonal and state violence.