Kristina Anderson, one of the most critically injured survivors of the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, will speak at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 in Gemmell multi-purpose room. The talk is free and open to the public.
Anderson is an international advocate in the fields of bystander intervention, active shooter response and violence prevention within schools, workplaces and public spaces. She founded the Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools, a non-profit that provides training on the prevention of school and workplace violence, education on active shooter preparedness and consultation on post-crisis recovery.
Traveling extensively within the United States and Canada, Anderson spreads the importance of preparedness and joint training between citizens, educators, law enforcement, emergency managers and first responders.
Anderson also co-founded LiveSafe, a mobile technology communication platform used by over 100 college campuses, as well as corporations and hospitals, for sharing safety-related information. She is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in International Studies.