• education BA, Boston College
    MS, Northeastern University
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Catalina Tang Yan is interested in positive youth development, community/youth participatory action research, and transnational, diasporic communities. Her work has focused on creating spaces for social transformation and empowerment using storytelling, digital literacy, and C/YPAR with youth and families of color, particularly with Latinx and APIA communities in the Greater Boston area. Born and raised in Colombia, Catalina also works as a Research Associate at the Center for Promise at the BU School of Education.

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Health, Mental Health and Addictions; Children, Youth and Families; Community Engagement; Health and Public Health; Program Evaluation Methods; Racial Justice; Social Policy and Poverty



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