Veronica R. Barrios Elected to NCFR Board of Directors

Veronica Barrios

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA The National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) membership has elected Veronica R. Barrios, Ph.D., as the new Students and New Professionals (SNP) representative-elect of the NCFR Board of Directors.

Dr. Barrios is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Science and Social Work at Miami University. Dr. Barrios is a co-chair of the NCFR Latino(a) Research Focus Group. She is the 2020 recipient of the Jessie Bernard Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper, which is given to a graduate student or new professional who has demonstrated excellence in research and potential contribution to feminist scholarship.

"I hope to offer a voice that represents that of NCFR students and early career members of color, and that of LGBTQ membership as well," Dr. Barrios wrote in her candidate statement. "I would appreciate the opportunity to continue to work within NCFR’s leadership in a way that improves inclusivity and equity."

Dr. Barrios and the other newly elected board members will assume their roles at the 2021 NCFR Annual Conference, planned for Nov. 3-6.


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