Stefania Ianno: How do we break stalking on college campuses?

Want to know how we can break stalking on college campuses? Stefania Ianno is the founder of Breaking Stalking, a trained marriage and family therapist, and a survivor of stalking. Her passion to educate communities on stalking awareness and prevention grew from her own personal experience, and recognizing that there is a lack of knowledge, research, and victim resources surrounding the crime of stalking. Stefania believes this needs to change, especially after hearing too many stories similar to hers, but ended with the loss of life. This is the main motivator for Stefania – raising awareness and teaching others how to recognize stalking and intervene at an early stage can potentially prevent additional crimes from occurring. Stefania’s lifelong desire is to develop a career focused on helping others to improve their quality of life and empower themselves. Stefania now shares her experiences, provides this education nation-wide, and motivates others to take their lives into their own hands. Breaking Stalking is located in Upstate New York.

In episode 465 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Stefania decided on the University of Rochester for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, what happened when Stefania was stalked by someone she thought was a friend in 2011, why more resources and advocates are not generally available around stalking, what services Breaking Stalking provides, what students can do to help themselves if they are being stalked on campus, what coping strategies and support is available in the Stalking Support Group, how her educational background in therapy and counseling has been helpful in this business, and what are the future plans for Breaking Stalking. Enjoy!