Auburn Watersong began her work in the movement to end violence against women more than twenty years ago. Since then, she has been a tenacious advocate for the rights of all women to live in safety and with a sense of well- being. Through the years, her work has included direct service crisis intervention for abused women and their children, anti-poverty and economic justice work, supervised visitation and child abuse prevention work, and parenting support for families living in poverty. As an advocate, educator and collaborator, she actively draws from her experiences in the field to develop statewide policies and legislation which address the needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence in Vermont. In her role as the Policy Director at the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Auburn works with direct services providers, legislators, and policy makers to create opportunities for victims to live lives free of violence.
Auburn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies and a Master’s in Divinity. She is an ordained Episcopal Priest and currently also works as the Priest Associate at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier where she lives with two children Gabe and Emma.