Claudia Vega works in the Reproductive Health and Family Formations research area. She contributes to the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Center) and the HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). Prior to coming to Child Trends, Claudia worked on visual communications to promote parent skill-building and positive child development and advocated on increased investment in children’s first five years.
She has experience mentoring at-risk prekindergarten students and building organizational capacity through asset-based community development. Claudia’s past research experience focused on power dynamics and their effects on attitudes, behaviors, and interpersonal relationships. She explored black youth’s perceptions of teen dating violence and relationship satisfaction for her senior thesis.
Claudia’s current areas of interests are reproductive and sexual health disparities and the intersections of culture, gender, and power across the lifespan.