Hi, I’m Melanie Sonsteng

a PhD candidate at UCLA, a community violence and trauma researcher, a believer in participatory research, and a lover of the outdoors.

Current Projects

2018 - 2019

Educational Implications of Community Violence and Trauma: How Los Angeles Teachers are Dealing with the Effects in the Classroom

PI

Survey research project that seeks to identify teachers’ awareness of and difficulties with traumatized students in the classroom. 

Research Methods

Mixed Methods

Survey Research

Qualitative Research

Participatory Methods (PhotoVoice, Asset Mapping)

Education

PhD I University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Social Welfare
Dissertation: “Making the ‘invisible’ wounds visible: A multisite case study of school's experiences with community violence and trauma exposure”

Expected: June 2022

MSW I Boston University, School of Social Work
Concentration: Community Organizing and Program Planning/Evaluation

May 2014

Research Software

Atlas.ti

Dedoose

SPSS

STATA

Qualtrics

Contact me for questions, consultation, or to collaborate on research for your school or community. If you are a student and would like to work on some of my projects please email me with your CV or resume. 

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