Eva Vlach earned a Bachelor degree from the University of Kansas with a double major of Sociology and Psychology. Also at KU, she earned a Master of Social Welfare degree. As luck would have it, a volunteer experience turned into a passion and then a career. In January 2006, Eva signed up for the volunteer training at Women’s Transitional Care Services (now Willow Domestic Violence Center) in Lawrence, KS. She connected deeply with the mission and the work of the agency. At the end of June that year, while on vacation and riding her bicycle across Kansas with 800 other enthusiasts, she accepted a full time job as the volunteer program director. Her duties included recruiting, training and managing volunteers for the agency, plus a strong direct service component. Eva has been with Rose Brooks Center for almost 10 years; first as a Bridge coordinator and then, for the last 5 years, as the Health Services coordinator. Her passion for domestic violence advocacy continues to be fueled by the powerful and moving life experiences of the survivors she serves.