Veronica Awan

Research Assistant

Veronica provides research and community engagement support to organizations working in the areas of early childhood, homelessness, public health and criminal justice. Her many contributions include assisting in the development of data collection instruments including surveys, interview and focus group protocols; recruiting community participants; conducting site visits; and collecting, analyzing and managing both quantitative and qualitative data. She is also skilled in conducting statistical analysis in SPSS. Raised in Honduras, Veronica is bicultural and fluent in Spanish.

Before joining our firm, Veronica worked on research projects involving childhood trauma, sexual assault, and HIV/AIDS.  Working with the United States Census Bureau, she oversaw the data collection from thousands of Los Angeles area residents and played a strong role in local outreach and engagement efforts.  Previously, Veronica worked as a site coordinator for a community service agency that aimed to improve health outcomes for African-American, Latino and Korean communities in Los Angeles County. She also served as an evaluation specialist at an agency that provides services to people living with HIV. Veronica has served as a volunteer for the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the American Red Cross Greater Long Beach Chapter, and the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. In her spare time, Veronica is committed to finding the best sopa de caracol (“conch soup”) in Southern California.

Education
  • Master of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Anthropology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Areas of Expertise
  • Behavioral Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood
  • Housing + Community Development