Who We Are
Dr. Kimberly (Castor) Rouse became Director of the Survivor Advocacy Program in 2016. A three-time Ohio University graduate, Rouse received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in psychology, her master’s degree e in social work, and her Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs. She is licensed with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a supervision credential and has a wide range of experience in counseling, mental health, advocacy and trauma informed care.
As SAP director, Rouse is charged with providing clinical and administrative leadership and expertise in the areas of interpersonal violence response including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as well as resource coordination for student survivors.
Outside of work, you can find Rouse spending time with family and friends and enjoying the outdoors. She is the proud aunt of nine beautiful nieces and nephews and the (dog) mother of a golden doodle named Chester and a boxer rescue named Roscoe.
Kristin “KC” Waltz began working as the Survivor Advocate in July 2016. Waltz is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Ohio University in 1990. She went on to obtain a master’s degree in social work from the Joint Master of Social Work Program at NC A&T University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Waltz has varied experience with a focus on adolescent mental health, school social work and crisis intervention. She has had the positive experience of serving as a therapist in an inner-city international high school as well as schools in rural areas. Most recently, Waltz was the supervisor for the school outreach program at Athens County Children Services.
As the Survivor Advocate, Waltz provides trauma-sensitive empowerment advocacy services to Ohio University students who have experienced sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and relationship violence. She is available to offer support services and linkage to the resources available to student survivors and their family and friends. Waltz is available during office hours, and services are also available during a crisis after hours.
Waltz is involved civically as the Board Treasurer for the Gathering Place (Athens Mental Health, Inc.). She is also involved in music and performs with a local band, The Come on Come Ons. Waltz is happy to have returned to Athens and to her alma mater, Ohio University. She resides in town with her partner, Zeke Hutchison; her son, Eli.
To schedule an appointment with KC, visit our bookings page.
Yejin Sohn started in her role as a survivor advocate and case manager in January 2020. Yejin is a licensed social worker both in the state of Ohio and in her home country, Korea. She received her Bachelor of Arts in social work with a minor in psychology and her master’s in social work in Korea. She received a further master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Yejin has had a lot of experiences working with survivors of interpersonal violence. She worked as a counselor for survivors of sexual violence in Korea. During her high school and college years, Yejin managed a student group for preventing sexual violence and helping survivors. After coming to the United States, she worked with international students at Washington University’s Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center. Yejin also worked with domestic and sexual violence survivors at the YWCA Metro St. Louis.
Yejin provides trauma-informed care and empowerment in her advocacy work with Ohio University students who have experienced sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and relationship violence. She is available to provide support services and link student survivors and their family and friends to their available resources.
Outside of work, Yejin enjoys exploring new and great restaurants in Athens and the Ohio area, especially Asian foods. She has a beautiful cat named Star here in Ohio and has a family dog, a black poodle named Moon, with her family in Korea, who she misses.
To schedule an appointment with Yejin, visit our bookings page.
Morgan is an Ohio University graduate receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in psychology from the Ohio University Eastern campus. She is currently in the Advanced Standing Master's Program of Social Work and is serving as a graduate assistant and MSW field intern for the Survivor Advocacy Program. Morgan is a licensed social worker through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
Morgan completed her undergraduate field placement at the Sexual Assault Help Center in Wheeling, West Virginia where she provided support to survivors and co-survivors of sexual violence while advocating with community members and local leaders for positive changes to the systems and policies that affect the survivors. When Morgan is not working at SAP or attending classes, she is listening to music, watching Netflix, hiking, trying new vegan recipes, or napping. She also enjoys spending time with her family in Woodsfield, Ohio—especially with her niece and three nephews.
Kaitlyn received both a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ohio University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work through the advanced standing MSW program at OHIO and will graduate in May 2022. Kaitlyn is serving as a graduate assistant and MSW field intern for the Survivor Advocacy Program. She is a licensed social worker through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
Kaitlyn previously worked with children in a school-based setting, providing case management services. She is looking forward to providing advocacy services to our student survivors. Kaitlyn is available to provide confidential support to survivors and co-survivors in a welcoming and inclusive environment. While not at work or in classes, she enjoys staying active, reading, and exploring different coffee shops. Kaitlyn is excited to serve in this role and provide support to student survivors.