Undergraduate University (B.A.): University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Graduate University (M.A.): American University – Washington, DC
Research Interests: Kathryn’s research interests lie in youth resilience and finding ways to address the effects of trauma in post-conflict settings. Her main focus is the impact of trauma on children – i.e. the residual effects of violent conflict and how these manifest in young individuals. In terms of addressing trauma, Kathryn is specifically interested in the effects of arts-based peacebuilding and understanding the relationship between the arts and trauma-healing. Furthermore, Kathryn seeks to work in conjunction with local governments and NGOs to implement programs grounded in empirical research which will help serve the needs of traumatized youth.
Mentor: Professor Dawn Gondoli