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Karina Marini-Lieben


Social worker
Honduran lawyer, daughter, spouse, mother and travel lover

Karina Marini-Lieben is a social worker who cares for children with conditions affecting the face, head and neck. She conducts psychosocial evaluations and assessments of each family's needs, and she offers resources, referrals and support.

Marini-Lieben is a native of Honduras, where she earned a law degree in labor law. After moving to the United States, she earned a master's degree in social work at the University of Chicago, where she completed a fellowship in family support.

Marini-Lieben is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

  • Education

    University of Chicago, MSW

  • Fellowships

    University of Chicago , Family Support

  • Languages



Being a social worker and is a gift – it is a privilege to serve a family and be part of their journey while their children are in medical need.

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