Karla Aguilar, M.S.W.
Director & CARE Advocate
Karla graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California concentrating in Community Organization, Planning and Administration (COPA). Her passion for helping those impacted by sexual and relationship violence has led her to organize and implement several higher-education programs/initiatives aimed at responding and preventing violence through an intersectional framework. She has served as a community case manager, sexual violence support program manager and prevention education specialist in the greater Los Angeles area, she is a certified sexual assault/domestic violence counselor advocate and is now in her current role at UC Riverside. Karla assists CARE staff in developing prevention education efforts, advocacy services/response and supports survivors of sexual and relationship violence as a confidential CARE Advocate. Karla is a proud UC Riverside alumna having graduated with degrees in anthropology and ethnic studies.
Karla currently serves as the Region VI Knowledge Community Representative for NASPA’s newly established Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response (SRVPER) Knowledge Community.