Transitional Housing & Positively Safe Coordinator
Sydney Palinkas is the Transitional Housing and Positively Safe Coordinator at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). Before coming to NNEDV, Sydney worked and volunteered in the field of domestic and sexual violence for six years. She worked as the Administration and Development Intern at DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended), Inc. in Massachusetts, assisting the agency with grant development and community outreach. Prior to that, Sydney volunteered and then worked with Northeastern University’s Violence Support, Intervention, and Outreach Network for five years. She assisted in the development and implementation of Northeastern University’s domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention programming. She is also passionate about ending homelessness and coordinated an intensive volunteer program to address homelessness for two years.
Sydney graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Sociology, with minors in International Affairs and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She also has a Master's in Social Work from Boston University, with a concentration in Macro/Policy. Throughout her studies, she focused on the prevention of interpersonal violence and completed several research projects on campus sexual assault, elder abuse, violence abroad, and domestic violence. Sydney is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker.