Carmen Rivera, MS

MS, Psychology of Investigation

Assistant Teaching Professor, Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics

Phone: 206-296-5470

Building/Room: Casey 332


Carmen grew up in the South Seattle region of Washington State.  She earned a BA with Departmental Honors from Seattle University in Criminal Justice, then continued her education at the University of Liverpool in England, where she earned a MS in Forensic Psychology.

Upon completing her graduate studies, because of her love for the pacific northwest, she  returned to Seattle and began working as a counselor at Echo Glen Children's Center, a juvenile rehabilitation institution for juvenile offenders. Over time, Carmen worked her way up to a juvenile rehabilitation coordinator position, focusing on transition and reentry programming for the youth. 

Carmen began her career in the intensive management unit at Echo Glen working with male offenders who exhibited more aggressive behaviors, then spent time counseling younger youth who had sexually offended before joining the security officer team.  As a counselor, she became proficient in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  After obtaining the position of a coordinator, Carmen gained particular interest in educating staff and youth in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Carmen is currently an active certified EDI trainer for the State of Washington's Department of Social and Health Services' Rehabilitation Administration. 

Carmen looks forward to continuing her education through educating others at Seattle University in CRJS 3030: Juvenile Justice.