Bystander Intervention Specialist
Student Resource Building
B.S. Psychology, Minor: Women & Gender Studies, George Mason University
MSW - In Progress, Rutgers University
Born and raised in the D.C. Metro Area, Harleen is first generation with roots in the Panjab region of South Asia. Harleen's turbaned visage is reflective of the Sikh lifestyle, from which she was inspired to choose a social justice oriented career. Harleen is passionate about social justice, anti-oppression work and combatting cycles of harm, trauma, and violence. Harleen's approach to prevention education stems from her varied experiences providing advocacy and direct services to survivors of domestic violence/sexual violence/child abuse/neglect. Harleen's engagement style is strengths based, empowerment focused, and person centered. She strives to emanate unconditional positive regard, empathy, compassion, and cultural humility. Harleen hopes to help facilitate a cultural shift where harmful patterns of power and control are dismantled and healthy personal and community relationships are the norm.
What Harleen likes to do outside her work with CARE: "I ground myself through spiritual practice, singing, heart centered healing and beholding the wonders of nature!"