Ciara Collins

Ph.D., Prevention & Early Intervention

Entered the Program: 2013

Hometown: Aliso Viejo, CA

Previous Education:

  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut, 2015
  • B.A., Psychology, Biola University, 2010

Research Interests:

  • Well-being for youth in foster care
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Positive Youth Development

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Dr. Preston Britner

Degree Milestones: None completed so far

Assistantship Experience:

  • Evaluation of Local Head Start/Early Head Start Programs (Nov 2013-Present, Project Manager)
  • Evaluation of UConn First Star Academy (Aug 2015-May 2016, Project Manager)
  • Crossover Youth Project (May 2015-May 2016, Project Manager)


  • CLAS Dean’s Fund Fellowship, University of Connecticut, May 2016
  • Graduate School Fellowship, University of Connecticut, May 2016
  • Tuition Assistance Award, University of Connecticut, Aug 2013 – May 2014
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