Cecelia Di Mino
Cecelia Di Mino graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2019 with a BA in Linguistics. She currently attends the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studies ‘Human Development and Education.’ Her background has focused on adolescent Students with Limited/Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), particularly refugees and asylum-seeking youth. She has worked with these youth in a variety of contexts, including a juvenile detention facility, migrant shelters, high schools, and a girls’ rehabilitation center for human trafficking. She also works to support indigenous land, water, and language rights. Her primary interests are math literacy, the neural mechanisms of PTSD, clinical interventions within learning contexts, and the psycho-social needs of children experiencing sustained emergency situations. She is planning to apply for a PhD in clinical psychology, with special attention to stress, trauma, adolescence, and neuroplasticity. Outside of the lab, Cecelia loves to dance, travel, and play hide-and-seek with her cats.