2022-2024 Lucy Graduate Scholar
Maria Caterina (Cat) Gargano is a PhD student in Peace Studies and Clinical Psychology and a part of the Building Resilience After Violence Exposure (BRAVE) Lab. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Laurea Magistrale in Protection of Human Rights and International Cooperation from Università di Bologna in Italy. Her research focuses on migration, interpersonal violence (including IPV & GBV), and mental health. Her experiences in several transit countries have made her particularly interested in developing interventions that are trauma-informed, culturally meaningful, and feasible to apply in displacement and other low-resource contexts.