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Anthony Barros

Loyola Marymount University

Counseling Psychology



Born in Van Nuys, CA, in a working-class Bolivian-Ecuadorian immigrant family, Anthony Barros majored in Political Science, concentrating in International Relations at UC Berkeley. Anthony is attending Loyola Marymount University for a master’s in counseling psychology on the School Counseling and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor tracks. Anthony develops curriculum and toolkits to advocate for trans-inclusive and affirming school environments that disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Anthony hopes to create and sustain student-driven, community-centered spaces that actively engage in racial and economic justice and cross-cultural student development by working directly with students and families. Anthony’s research focuses on suicide prevention for neurodivergent trans and queer youth of color in religious rural-suburban immigrant communities and multilingual education on race, gender, and sexuality. After graduating, Anthony plans to continue working in schools, social service agencies, health clinics, and non-profits while opening a multilingual private practice that supports low-income LGBTQIA youth, sex workers, and those living with HIV.

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