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, 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.