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Violeta Chavez

Violeta Chavez

Tarjan Center
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Violeta Chavez is a student at UCLA and a Tarjan Center Diversity Fellow. During her time at UCLA, she has devoted herself as a member of a Latina based academic organization that focuses on the empowerment of women, community involvement, and promoting higher education to underserved youth. She worked as a student mentor through a program called C.A.M.B.I.O and had the opportunity to start her own program (G.U.I.D.E) at her previous high school. As a Violence Intervention and Prevention Coordinator, Ms. Chavez has provided information on how to prevent, report, and cope with sexual assault. As a previous intern at Carecen, she helped connect families with legal advice for current immigrants. She also served as a caregiver and worked as an early education teacher for children ages two through three. In the future Ms. Chavez hopes to receive her master’s in Public Health and become a Doctor of Occupational Therapy. Her main interests are raising awareness in the Latino community on mental health and developmental disabilities, as well as researching the perception and treatment for individuals with disabilities in Latin America.

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