Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

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Blanca Castro

School of Social Policy & Practice

Blanca Castro is a first-year MSW student at the School of Social Policy and Practice. Blanca has worked as a Community Educator at a local domestic violence center to promote domestic violence awareness and has led several awareness campaigns including Teen Dating Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. She also has participated in Vagina Monologues, a story-telling performance that addresses women's empowerment and individuality, at her alma mater, University of California, Irvine. By participating in the Center as a Student Fellow, Blanca hopes to collaborate and contribute to the creation of violence prevention and intervention programs to address human trafficking and to help victims as they integrate back into society. 


Email: castrobl@upenn.edu