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Meet the SAPA staff

Learn more about the Sexual Aggression Services staff experiences and approach to working with those impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and harassment. 

Megan Varner, Director of Sexual Aggression Services, wearing green shirt and black and white scarf for profile picture
Megan Varner, MA, LPC, NCC
Director, Sexual Aggression Services

My experience with sexual aggression began and has expanded in over a decade of work in many roles with SAPA and Sexual Aggression Services. Throughout my time in this field, I have worked to improve the advocacy services provided by SAPA as well as within the campus and community to build better connections and unified survivor-centered approaches. I earned both my Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from CMU.

In my work offering consultation and advocacy to those impacted by sexual aggression, it is my belief that providing an environment of trust and a sense of safety are of vital importance to developing a successful relationship. No two people share the exact same experiences, and I welcome the opportunity to work with each individual as they work along their own chosen path. 

Aileen Guerra-Morales, Assistant Director for Sexual Aggression Services, Sexual Aggression Dedicated Counselor profile picture. They are wearing a red blouse with a grey background.
Aileen Guerra-Morales, MA, LPC

Assistant Director Sexual Aggression Services
Sexual Aggression Dedicated Counselor

As the Sexual Aggression Dedicated Counselor, it is my goal to create a safe and welcoming environment for students to feel comfortable working through healing from trauma. In my years of experience, I have witnessed how trauma can significantly impact an individual's life. Therefore, as a counselor my objective is to help students heal from trauma and guide them to be empowered in their own lives. 

I view counseling as a working alliance, together we will move towards the goals identified by you. I believe the therapeutic relationship plays a huge role in recovery, and I work hard on fostering an environment of trust, care, and respect. I will use a variety of strategies to explore how trauma impacts the mind and body and together we will find the tools and techniques that will foster your healing journey. I provide individual and group counseling for students impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or harassment. 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling at Central Michigan University. I obtained a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. 

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Taylor Payne, BS
Graduate Assistant, Sexual Aggression Services

I graduated from CMU in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Women and Gender Studies, with a minor in Family Studies. I am currently working towards my Master of Arts in School Counseling. In my free time I enjoy reading, painting, and hanging out with my cat Bernie. 

I joined the SAPA team because I am passionate about working with students and supporting survivors of sexual aggression. I know the impact that SAPA can have and I love that I am able to help with that support in my role as a Graduate Assistant.