Meet the Team

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Julia Nethero
Co- Founder and Chief Change Activist
SAFER: NYC co-founder, Julia Nethero is a current gender and public administration student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs who 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. Julia 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 non-profit functioning and strategic public-private partnerships. With both of Julia’s parents also having worked as social entrepreneurs in the women’s empowerment world, Julia has had a lifetime of inspiration for her social business strategy and her passion for gender equality.


Joseph Fan, Esq.
Co-Founder and Legal and Business Director
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.



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