Degree: Master's in Social Work
College: Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Venezuelan native Linda Guillotti has dedicated her college career to advocating for human and reproductive rights, drawing from her personal experience of sexual abuse and recovery to support other survivors who are struggling and feeling alone.
As an undergraduate at FIU, Linda double majored in women and gender studies and psychology. Juggling school and coursework, she channeled her energy into becoming an advocate for women's rights. She joined the National Organization for Women at FIU, where she served as its president from 2017-2019, and led the development of sexual violence prevention events on campus. She later became president of the Student Alliance Fighting Exploitation, where she helped raise awareness about human trafficking.
Determined to get the training needed to further support sexual abuse survivors, Linda enrolled in the master's degree program at the School of Social Work at Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work.
Through her years of advocacy, Linda has reached thousands of people with her message of recovery and transformation. While at FIU, she's produced educational forums to raise awareness about sexual assault and prevention. She also participated in the award-winning film titled “List(e)n,” where she shared her personal story.
Linda’s hard work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and the 2020 Exemplary Service Award, both from the College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE). She was also a 2021 recipient of FIU's Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grant.
Today, Linda works as a case manager at Survivor's Pathway, supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, human trafficking, and multiple types of victimization.
By Stephanie Rendon
Senior Account Manager
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work