Stephanie Rivas-Lara

Stephanie Rivas-Lara (she/her) is a first-year graduate student working to obtain her Master of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She currently works as the research coordinator for the Center for Scholars & Storytellers, where she focuses on providing support on varying projects focused on diversity and representation. She is broadly interested in working with marginalized communities, particularly children and adolescents, to support their needs and ensure their well-being. As a first-generation, Latina, and queer individual, she feels that media has played a huge role in understanding her own identity and that of others.