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Lina Palomares, Project Manager, University of Texas at Austin

LPalomaresContact: lpalomares@prc.utexas.edu

Lina Palomares is the Project Manager for the statewide Postpartum Contraception Study. Lina holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the The University of Texas at Austin and bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience and Accounting from UCLA and California State University, Los Angeles, respectively. 

Lina has over 10 years of experience in research, previously working on studies examining the role of trauma on physical and mental health and evaluating clinic-based interventions for improving mental health outcomes. Just prior to joining the Tx-PEP team, Lina worked as a social worker and program evaluator at a middle school in southeast Austin through the non-profit organization The Austin Project.

Originally from Los Angeles, Lina has been in Austin for three years and loves exploring the city and the surrounding areas. In her spare time, Lina enjoys rooting for her hometown sports teams, watching reruns of The Golden Girls, and spending time with her husband and adorable cat.


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