Speaker Profile

Zoe Ridolfi-Starr

Zoe Ridolfi-Starr
Deputy Director
Know Your IX

Zoe is the Deputy Director at Know Your IX, a survivor-run, student driven organization working to end gender-based violence on college campuses. As an undergraduate at Columbia University, she founded the activist group No Red Tape and was the lead complainant in a prominent Title IX complaint against her school. She has also led legislative advocacy efforts on city, state, and federal levels to strengthen campus policies and reduce reliance on the criminal justice system. Zoe grew up in a queer family in the Bay Area, and now lives and works in Harlem. As a queer woman and a survivor of sexual violence survivor herself, she is committed to centering the voices of survivors and people of marginalized identities in anti-violence work, and building community-based solutions to sexual violence that do not rely on inherently violent institutions like prisons. She also works on abortion access, juvenile justice, and prison resistance.