K. Tony Korol-Evans, Ph.D. has been working in the anti-gender-based violence field for almost three decades. In addition to testifying in Maryland’s General Assembly and writing performance pieces about the aftermath of sexual assault, Dr. Korol-Evans has held numerous positions working with and for survivors. Most recently, Tony was the Training & Outreach Specialist at the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). Prior to that position, she had managed grants for MCASA and coordinated various programs within the organization as the Division Manager. Dr. Korol-Evans also worked for several years with the Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline (SHL). She began as an Assistant Shift Manger, supervising and taking chats and calls from sexual assault survivors all over the world. Tony was promoted to SHL and then to Follow-Up Program Specialist.

Dr. Korol-Evans also served on the advisory board for a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant-funded program in Maryland, TAMAR (Trauma, Abuse, Mental Health, And Recovery), which focused on helping incarcerated women with histories of child sexual abuse successfully transition back into the community. Dr. Korol-Evans holds an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre & Drama from Northwestern University as well as an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Maryland-College Park. In her free time, Tony acts, directs, and performs intimacy choreography in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, including spending nine weeks each year performing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. She thanks her husband Mark, children Sara and Wallace, sister Jean, and her granddaughter the Dolphin, as well as other family and all of her friends for making her life full of love and laughter.