Catalina Torrente, Ph.D.

Catalina Torrente, Ph.D.

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Catalina Torrente, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research associate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Her research interests center on identifying effective ways to support vulnerable children’s positive development through evidence-based school interventions. At the Center, she is developing and piloting a set of measures to assess the implementation of RULER. Prior to coming to Yale, Catalina served as the project director of a cluster-randomized impact evaluation of Opportunities for Equitable Access to Quality Basic Education (OPEQ), a school-based intervention developed and implemented by the International Rescue Committee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/ihdsc/opeq). She also worked as a research assistant and analyst for the control-randomized trial of the Reading, Writing, Respect and Resolution (4Rs) program. Catalina received her B.S. in psychology and anthropology from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from New York University.