Caroline Leyva

Project Research, Evaluation and Curriculum Development Specialist
Caroline Leyva

Caroline is the Project Research, Evaluation and Curriculum Development Specialist and a PIRC Fellow. Caroline is the lead evaluator for New Hampshire’s Rape, Prevention, and Education Program (RPE) and for an evaluation of Dartmouth College’s four-year Sexual Violence Prevention Program. Caroline co-leads the PIRC Intern Program and mentors undergraduate students on developing a strong knowledge and skill base to prevent sexual and relationship violence and stalking. Caroline brings extensive experience of curriculum development, evaluation and working with underserved, Queer and Indigenous youth to her work at PIRC. Caroline received her B.A. in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire and her MPA at the University of Hawai`i Manoa. While living in Hawai`i, Caroline founded and was the Executive Director of a not-for-profit for queer youth and young adults, synthesizing prevention, leadership, and social justice using a youth-led model. Caroline also served as the State of Hawai`i federal fellow, 2006-2009, for SAMHSAs Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Caroline has been working for close to 15 years to develop and evaluate evidence-based sexual and relationship violence and stalking prevention strategies and is the co-author of the Bringing in the Bystander® high school, college, and workplace curricula. As the Curriculum Development Specialist and Lead Trainer at Soteria Solutions, Caroline develops research informed approaches to prevention and teaches practitioners to implement innovative prevention strategies.