Maria Caterina - Gargano

Department: Clinical Psychology
Advisor: Laura Miller-Graff & Kristin Valentino

Cohort: 2022-2024

Maria Caterina (Cat) Gargano is a PhD student in Peace Studies and Clinical Psychology and a part of the Development and Psychopathology 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.