Judith L. Perrigo, MSW, LCSW
CA-LEND Trainee and Doctoral Candidate, USC School of Social Work
Research Associate, Embedding Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for UCEDD Curricula and Training
Judith Perrigo is a PhD student at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social work at the University of Southern California (USC). Her expertise and research focuses on the well-being of young children (birth to 5), specifically as it relates to prevention and early intervention in the intersectionality of child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, and ecological influences. Judith was born in El Salvador and is fluent in Spanish. She previously worked at the USC UCEDD as a psychotherapist and is currently a CA-LEND trainee. She requested the opportunity to work on the D&I TAP project to get some exposure to national initiatives within the UCEDD network related to equity and racial, ethnic, and linguistic disparities. She is currently working with Georgetown UCEDD applying the vetting criteria to the AUCD Toolkit.