Psychology Alum Karina Muro Helping Create a More Diverse Mental Health Workforce in Colorado

Published: Sept. 8, 2022

Karina Muro, Psychology BA, 2021, didn’t see a lot of people who looked like her or had a similar background to her when she was growing up. Now living in the Denver metro area with her daughter and wife, Muro is chasing a goal to make the next Karina Muro feel less lonely. “I want to be that person, if I'm just one individual helping another individual, who's coming out to their family, who's Latinx at 30, at 35…be their supporter, be their cheerleader — however I can be there to help them,” said Muro. Students like Muro are part of a pipeline or network of organizations in Colorado that are working together to tackle this larger issue — lack of diversity among the workforce for mental and behavioral health. 

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