Meet an SMA: Rebecca Ogus ’14

We’re picking back up on the feature wherein we spotlight an SMA each Friday to raise awareness about the resources available to victims of sexual assault. Remember, the SMAs are subordinate to the Counseling Center, so anything you tell them is kept confidential. They also have an anonymous hotline you can call if you need assistance: 740-358-1544. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

Today, we’re featuring Rebecca Ogus, a junior from North Carolina.

(courtesy of Rebecca Ogus '14)

(courtesy of Rebecca Ogus ’14)

Cookie pie or giant cookie? Giant Cookie

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had (excluding cookie pie and/or giant cookie)? Fresh oysters, fried turkey, and champagne every Christmas OR homemade shrimp creole.

What’s the last good book you read? Right now I’m reading Fancies and Goodnights, a collection of short stories by John Collier.  They remind me of Roald Dahl – a little funny, a little creepy, a little whimsical.

Why do you love your hometown? I can smell the ocean and life moves slowly.  A big day might contain a walk around town and a bike ride to the library.  Extra points for driving to the grocery store and cooking dinner.

What’s the best class you’ve taken at Kenyon? Writing the Modern City with Prof. Hawks and Transnational Feminisms with Prof. Román-Odio

Why did you become an SMA? Because it’s important.  Sexual assault and harassment are both under-reported and under acknowledged.  As a peer resource, I hope to not only provide support for students who have experienced sexual misconduct, but also to create a discussion about it to further campus awareness.

One response

  1. Rebecca Ogus is probably my favorite human at Kenyon, and I deeply respect and admire the work she does with the SMA’s and in life. Great profile!

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