Lizeth Fraire, MSW/MPA student
Lizeth Fraire, MSW/MPA student
- Assistant Program Evaluator (full-time)
Lizeth has been with STEPs as a Graduate Research Assistant from February 2020 to April 2021 and an Assistant Program Evaluator since April 2021, and has worked with the following community partners or programs: Drug Overdose Prevention (DOP): Coroners’ Study and Drug Use Behaviors, Drug Overdose Prevention Evaluation (DOPE), Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC), Omaha Girls Rock, and Rape Prevention and Education (RPE). Some of the reports on which she has collaborated can be found here, on STEPs’ Digital Commons.
Lizeth graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May of 2019, with a Bachelor of Psychology and minors in Criminology and Spanish. Early on Lizeth knew she wanted to get involved in the research. For much of her time there, she believed once graduated, she would pursue a PhD in social psychology. However, things changed for her when she realized that to make impactful changes she would have to get involved in a new way. This led her to pursue a dual degree, a Master’s in social work and public administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Throughout her years as an undergraduate, Lizeth was exposed to the research process. She served as a research assistant in both the psychology legal decision-making lab and the sexual assault and sexual health lab. Now as a graduate student she is eager to get back to research with STEPs, and see the evaluation process, along with working with community members firsthand.
There are many areas that Lizeth is interested in: gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration, healthcare, and economy inequality, just to name a few. As of now, Lizeth is interested in macro social work because it impacts people on a larger scale. As a result of wanting to help people on a greater scale, she hopes to work in public policy. Lizeth hopes that through her work with STEPs, she gains more insight to which community she wants to work with later in her career.
Fraire, Lizeth, Holland, K. (2018, August). Confidential Campus Resource Use Among Queer & Straight Sexual Assault Survivors. Poster presentation at the UNL Summer Undergraduate Research Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Fraire, Lizeth, Vardsveen, T. & Wiener R. (2018, April). The Effect of Sexual Objectification on Predictions of Worker Performance in a Sexual Harassment Complaint. Poster presentation at the UNL Undergraduate Research Fair, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Fraire, Lizeth, Wiener, R. & Vardsveen, T. (2017, July). When Emotions Run High: The Effects of Sexual Objectification on Perceptions of Harassment and Predicted Emotions in the Workplace. Oral presentation at the California McNair Scholars Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California.
Fraire, Lizeth, Wiener, R. & Vardsveen, T. (2017, July). When Emotions Run High: The Effects of Sexual Objectification on Perceptions of Harassment and Predicted Emotions in the Workplace. Oral presentation at the McNair Summer Research Colloquium, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.
As a lover of music Lizeth loves to check out local indie bands and can be found at the Waiting Room, Slowdown, or Sokol Auditorium whenever a good band is playing. She can also be found in coffee shops during open mic nights listening to slam poetry or art galleries. Recently, Lizeth decided it was time she try her hand at music and is trying to learn guitar, much work still needs to be done.