Sandra Viviana Arboleda Moncada
Sandra Viviana Arboleda Moncada is a psychologist and social worker from Colombia with a focus in organizational psychology and community development. She has researched and designed programs in Colombia to work with victims of violent displacement, including indigenous populations. She founded an intervention project for disadvantaged communities in Colombia whose success led to an official government-supported mental health program funded by government and private grants. She also conducted community outreach efforts in Colombia for victims of domestic violence to promote awareness of rights, legal remedies, and prevention measures. Sandra immigrated to the United States in 2009. Since then, she worked with attorneys to start an immigration law firm, provided clinical support to Latino immigrant youths, and designed programs to assist the Latino community in the Washington, DC metro area, as well as indigenous populations in Panama. She is currently earning her Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and she is an active member of the Latin American Solidarity Organization (LASO). Sandra will focus her career on providing adequate and culturally competent mental health care to underserved Latino immigrants in the United States.
Campus: University of Maryland, Baltimore- Baltimore, Maryland
Fellowship Class Year: 2016