Kat Alexander is a social entrepreneur, public health researcher and writer and is on a mission to help people heal from trauma. She’s the founder and CEO of Report It, Girl, a web platform helping survivors of sexual violence heal through storytelling, community and resources, which has had 10,000 visitors from over 90 countries since its inception.
Kat’s work is grounded in the use of evidence-based methods to achieve lasting, measurable and meaningful impact. She gained her 10+ years of public health research experience at USC, UCLA and Dartmouth and has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles.
Kat earned a B.S. in Psychobiology from UCLA and a Masters in Nutritional Sciences from Cal State Los Angeles. She is a Regents Scholar, StartingBloc Fellow and earned a prestigious doctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Health.
In 2014, Marie Claire recognized Kat as a leader in the new movement of sexual assault survivors turned activists.
More about me:
- I founded Report It, Girl — a web platform to help survivors of sexual violence heal through storytelling, community and resources.
- I worked for 5 years as a researcher and educator at the Childhood Obesity Research Center.
- I speak Spanish fluently, thanks to bilingual classes, various projects in Mexico and living in Spain and Los Angeles.
- I’m a StartingBloc Fellow.
- I filmed and edited Deserted, a short film about one young women’s lack of access to healthy food in South Los Angeles.
- I was raised in San Diego, California.
- I love wondering around a new city.
- I recently relocated back to SoCal after living on the East Coast for four years.