Janae Sargent is a Sexual Violence Prevention Practitioner and Project Coordinator with VALOR.
She coordinates PreventConnect, a national online community and podcast dedicated to
advancing building prevention capacity and advancing health equity in the anti-sexual violence
and public health fields. Janae is a storyteller, community organizer and preventionist. They
joined the anti-sexual violence field as a youth organizer after transitioning from a career in
journalism and has mobilized at multiple levels of the social ecological model: teaching in
classrooms, coordinating community-based programs and advocating at the local and state
policy level. Outside of their work in the anti-sexual violence field, Janae is a co-director of
LGBTQIA+ youth programs in San Luis Obispo County and a graphic artist.