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Sharon M. Wasco University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Sharon M. Wasco is a research assistant, instructor, and doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a student affiliate of the American Evaluation Association and the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association). In recent years, Ms. Wasco has assisted in developing evaluation materials for sexual assault and domestic violence programs and has provided training and program-specific technical assistance to service providers implementing evaluations in both Michigan and Illinois. She is interested in the effects of gender-based violence on victims, their support networks, and communities. Ms. Wasco works with her faculty advisor, Dr. Rebecca Campbell, researching how service providers, organizations, and systems respond to sexual violence against women.