Kati is passionate about responding to violence as a public health issue, psychosocial support for survivors of violence and conflict, and working with communities and young leaders to develop programs that break the cycle of violence. She has worked in grassroots settings in the U.S., Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia, and enjoys working directly with young people. Her master’s thesis in Mexico City used participatory collage and photo-voice techniques to explore the experiences of young people transitioning out of the criminal justice system. At Dornsife she is a research assistant for the Jonathan Mann Global Health and Human Rights Initiative with her advisor Dr. Joe Amon. Her doctoral dissertation will focus on intersectional violence for LGBTQ+ young people and young women from ethnic minorities in Buenaventura, Colombia, in partnership with the victims' network CONPAZCOL with whom she has collaborated since 2017.
Last updated: September 2023