Meet the Team

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Julia Nethero Fan
Co- Founder and Chief Change Activist

SAFER: NYC Co-Founder, Julia Nethero Fan received her masters degree in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She drew upon her gender awareness education and her Fulbright Fellowship on women's political empowerment in China to shape SAFER: NYC’s message for maximum impact. She has worked at several human rights non-profits as well as the Clinton Foundation and the United Nations Population Fund, gaining valuable insight into effective nonprofit management, program management, and communications. In addition to running SAFER: NYC, Julia is currently the Senior Research & Program Associate at WomenStrong International, a nonprofit supporting women-drive solutions to poverty. Julia is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


Joseph Fan, Esq.
Co-Founder and General Counsel

Joseph Fan, SAFER: NYC’s co-founder and legal and business director, manages the legal contracts, advertising, and corporate outreach for SAFER: NYC. A lawyer by training, Joseph’s Cornell Law School education and experience as a Graduate Fellow Court Attorney in the New York Supreme Court Appellate Term and in legal aid at South Brooklyn Legal Services has proven invaluable for ensuring SAFER: NYC's viability as a non-profit organization. Joseph’s criticism to Julia of the existing anti-street harassment videos and messaging served as a catalyst for SAFER: NYC and its mission to engage men as partners, not perpetrators.


Alexandra Voûte
Research Director

Alexandra is the Research Director and Deputy Chief of SAFER: NYC and has worked for eight years as a private educator for students of several of New York City’s all-boys middle and high schools. Alexandra received her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College, Columbia University, majoring in Economics and Philosophy.


Work with us!
Do you believe you can change the world? Are you passionate about social change, gender equality, community, and social enterprise? Are you a self-driven, motivated, innovative, and results-oriented person? SAFER: NYC would love you to join us! We are a fast growing social enterprise start-up always looking for passionate change makers who would like to donate their time to transforming public interactions and ending street harassment! Please send your resume and a brief description of how you can help us reach our vision of positive, safe, and respectful public interactions free of street harassment to

Special Thanks to:
MaxMediaBrand Identity & Logo, Outdoor Ad Design & Copywriting
Emily McGraw, User Experience Advisor
Chris Orangeo and Ashleigh Scott, Media Producers