Get To Know: Maddie Folta, prevention education specialist


In her role, Maddie Folta is responsibile for educating students on and putting together events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Stalking Awareness Month. 

She is also helping supervise the Prevention Peer Education Program — a newer student program created to harness passionate students with information and resources on interpersonal violence prevention. The students will also plan events and give presentations on things like consent and bystander intervention to their peers.

If you could bring back any fashion trend, what would it be?

I would bring back togas! I think they would be very comfortable. 

What skill do you think everyone should have?

I think everyone should be able to change a tire. Not only is it super empowering to change your own tire, but it can also come in handy in a pinch.

If you had to delete all but three apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

I would keep:

  • The Weather Channel. I check it every day before I decide on what to wear.
  • Photos. I have so many pictures that remind me of fond memories and I wouldn’t want to lose that.
  • Spotify. I love being able to listen to music all the time. 

If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future?

I would go back in time for sure! I've never been a big fan of time traveling movies, shows or books that go forward in time because it unnerves me to imagine that so much could change for life as we know it now. 

What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics?

If I could compete in the Olympics and be good at my sport, I would pick a winter extreme sport — something like snowboarding or downhill skiing. Having lived in Indiana most of my life, I think it would be super cool to play a sport that would require you to live in a mountainous area with snow everywhere.