Rebecca Rodriguez, PhD

Rebecca Rodriguez, PhD
Director of Evaluation and Impact
Latinos United for Peace and Equity (LUPE)
Caminar Latino, Inc.

Rebecca Rodriguez, PhD, is a community psychologist that elevates culturally specific and community-centered intervention approaches to prevent interpersonal violence. Rebecca brings 10 years of experience in program evaluation collaborating with community-based and culturally specific domestic violence and sexual assault response organizations in the US and abroad. Her latest project examines lifetime polyvictimization and healing modalities and trajectories among diverse survivors in Colorado. Rebecca is the Director of Evaluation and Impact at Latinos United for Peace and Equity (LUPE), the national arm of Caminar Latino where she continues to investigate the role of cultural and family dynamics and socio-political contexts on survivors’ experiences of gender-based violence. In this capacity, Rebecca serves as the Evaluation Capacity Building Lead for Promising Futures; a national initiative to develop evidence-based interventions for children, youth and parents exposed to domestic violence and build national implementation strategies that will lead to local improvements in domestic violence programs and community-based interventions. Prior to joining LUPE, Rebecca served as the Director of Research and Evaluation at Casa de Esperanza’s National Latino Network for Healthy Families and Communities. She also spent eight years co-facilitating peer support groups for Latino youth exposed to domestic violence and supporting their development as youth researchers. Rebecca is a proud mother of three, the child of Mexican migrant farmworkers, and a first-generation college graduate.