ICHAD is dedicated to training the next generation of Social Workers.
Our Doctoral Candidates
Laura Gauer Bermudez
Columbia University School of Social Work
Laura Gauer Bermudez is a doctoral student at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Ms. Bermudez has over ten years of experience working globally with organizations such as World Vision, the U.S. Department of Labor, U.N. Women, the International Rescue Committee, and the International Organization for Migration, to address issues of child labor, human trafficking, gender based violence, and refugee resettlement. Her research interests include economic asset development, early marriage, and child protection. Ms. Bermudez holds graduate degrees in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Certificate in Forced Migration from Oxford University