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Klein to lead violence prevention group at UNC

LB Klein has been selected to lead the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Advisory Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“LB is a nationally-recognized leader in campus gender-based violence prevention, and we are confident in her ability to facilitate next steps forward in Carolina’s efforts to end gender-based violence on our campus,” noted Jonathan C. Sauls, interim vice chancellor for student affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill.

“LB has been a valued contributor to our existing coalition work, and we are grateful for LB’s willingness to take on this additional leadership role.”

The Gender-Based Violence Prevention Advisory Group is part of a larger framework around violence prevention that UNC-Chapel Hill officials announced earlier in 2020.

Klein is a fourth-year doctoral candidate at the UNC School of Social Work and was named the Outstanding Doctoral Student for 2020 recently. Klein’s research focuses on gender-based and interpersonal violence prevention, especially against LGBTQ+ people. In 2019, Klein received the Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship from the Injury Prevention Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Klein has also been named a Fellow and received an Innovative Research Award, both from the Prevention Innovations Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.

Klein earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in history and the Master of Social Work degree, both from Washington University in St. Louis, and the Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver’s Program on Gender-Based Violence before coming to UNC-Chapel Hill.