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Karen Léon  (Ph.D. student)


Karen Leon is from Lima, Peru, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In 2015, she graduated from USC with an MSW and a Graduate Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies. Her research interest focuses on domestic violence and Latino immigrants. She is interested in the use of power and control within the domestic violence shelter system and its impact on Latino immigrants’ journey to remain free from violence. Karen has worked as a bilingual eligibility screener for the autism division at the Center for Disability Resources, as a program evaluator in a Latino community-based organization, and as an early intervention counselor in a local domestic violence organization. Karen Leon is very passionate about gender inequality, immigration, and environmental issues. She is currently serving as a volunteer for Lutheran Services Carolinas, in their division of refugee resettlement.  

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