Karen Berberich

Karen Berberich is a senior program associate who joined Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice in May 2012. Karen works with the Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Network, a diverse group of communities committed to the goal of providing government-funded legal representation for immigrants facing deportation. In her role with the SAFE team, Karen works to bridge the gap between programmatic and research work to demonstrate the impact of legal representation in immigration court for clients, families, and communities. Karen previously worked in a research capacity at Vera, focusing on the Unaccompanied Children Program, a national initiative to increase access to legal information and representation for unaccompanied children facing removal from the United States, among other responsibilities. Previously, she worked for the Aggression Research Program at the Institute for Social Research on projects measuring the causes and correlates of aggressive behavior. Karen holds a MS in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Michigan.