Environmental Justice

Karen Lazcano was a student at Yale University double majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, and Political Science. A proud Latina, Karen hails from the great state of Illinois. She is a first-generation Mexican-American and college student. Her motto in life is “El que no vive para servir, no sirve para vivir,” which she believes embodies her passion for serving communities around her. She has interned at the US House of Representatives and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. At Yale, Karen was involved with MEChA de Yale and was a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is the Founder and former President of LWAY: Latina Women at Yale, a group dedicated to connecting Latinas at Yale through social activities, political events, and academic forums.