Caitlin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut. She received her doctoral degree from the School of Social Service Administration in 2015. Her research interests include understanding the developmental consequences of stressful experiences, particularly violence and victimization, across school, community and family contexts, with a particular interest in youth who experience cumulative and chronic stress. Caitlin seeks to identify targets to reduce the negative behavioral, emotional and physiological consequences of childhood violence and victimization. She received her undergraduate degree from Carleton College and has a Master of Art of Teaching from Dominican University and a Master of Social Work from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.