If you have ever attended one of our outreach events, or watched a Facebook Live webinar, you are probably familiar with Wendy Fuller. For the past eight years, Wendy has been the Outreach & Prevention Coordinator helping students, adults, and community organizations understand the dynamics of violence and abuse and how to live violence free lives.
Wendy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in education from Auburn University at Montgomery. Wendy’s 30+ years in education and a love for teaching have put her in an ideal position to continue educating children and adults outside of the traditional classroom setting. “One of my favorite things about this job is that there isn’t a typical day” says Wendy. “Each day brings something different. One day I could be providing a basic awareness presentation on family violence or sexual assault to a community group and the next I could be talking to high school students about healthy relationships and consent.”
She goes on to say “The Outreach and Prevention team are continually educating ourselves to stay on top of the latest information available to help the community understand the importance of the work being done at FSC. It is exciting meeting new people and hearing their thoughts on violence in the community. But it is also important to know that we are making a difference. We often hear about a student or a friend who discloses abuse after they have participated in an educational or awareness event. Knowing that someone heard the message, and it changed their life in a positive way is extremely rewarding.”
It was during the pandemic that Wendy was able to realize one of her many goals for the department. When she was unable to meet face to face with audiences to provide trainings, she and the rest of the team learned how to use different online platforms, like Facebook Live and Zoom, to be able to continue to provide information to the community in ways that allowed them to maintain social distancing and view on their own schedule. These videos are now part of the library available on the FSC website.
Wendy is a native of Prattville, Alabama, where she raised her two children and now spends as much time as possible with her three grandchildren. Thank you, Wendy, for all that you do!
Fun Facts about Wendy:
What would you name the autobiography of your life? “Always Learning”
What was the last experience you had that made you a stronger person? Losing my dad. Losing those you love can either destroy you or make you stronger. Knowing my dad was a fighter—keeps me fighting. He taught me to be strong, work hard, and to love others.
What is something you recently learned? You get to define yourself. Others may try to define you, but those definitions only stick if you accept them.