Sophomore Christopher Reeder said he came up with the idea for the app after the documentary “The Hunting Ground” came out in 2015 and he began to ask himself how he could help his fellow students.
Reeder, along with sophomore Gaby Alemán, hope to combat sexual assault by having a place where students can record places they were sexually assaulted. Through the app, students will be able to report sexual assault incidents to the University or the police.
“We’re very interested in the idea of data storytelling,” he said. “The point of the app is that users can anonymously document where sexual assaults are occurring in addition to publicly mapping it.”
“So what a user can do is if they have suffered from sexual assault or know somebody who has, they can document it on the app and essentially there’s a coloring system that tells the degree of how many sexual assaults have been reported in a certain area so the user can understand safe versus not safe areas.”