Caitlin Salvino is a recent graduate from Carleton University completing a B.A. Combined Honours in Human Rights and Law with a Concentration in Transnational Law and Human Rights. Caitlin is passionate about the intersections of community, policy and research and has sought to pursue that through her undergraduate involvements which included leading the Carleton Human Rights Society, working in the Senate Page Program and travelling to Benin to support research with Oxfam Canada. Most recently, she became a national student leader in the field of anti-sexual violence work by publishing the OurTurn National Action Plan to End Campus Sexual Violence and Chairing the OurTurn National organization which currently works with 29 student organizations across 8 provinces representing over 500,000 students. In recognition of her academic and community involvements Caitlin has received numerous awards and recognitions including being named a Fulbright Killam Fellow (2016) and receiving the Rhodes Scholarship (Ontario, 2017) to study law at Oxford University next year.
This summer Caitlin will be working with Dr. Lucyna Lach under the Child Bright grant to develop a randomized control study of types of parenting interventions and their efficacy and effectiveness in supporting children living with neurodisabilities and their ability to regulate their behaviours. Caitlin will seek to bring over ten years of experience working with children living with disabilities, including the Gloucester Association for Children Living with Special Needs (G.A.S.C.N.), Camp Kennebec and Special Olympics, to this project.