Katherine Venturo-Conerly is the Co-founder and Scientific Director of the Shamiri Institute. She is an accomplished researcher and scholar, specializing in clinical psychological research with a particular focus on therapy design, testing, and dissemination, as evidenced by over 15 published manuscripts. She is a ’19-’20 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and current PhD student at the Harvard Lab for Youth Mental Health, where she focuses on efficient psychotherapies for global youth. Her interest in efficient and scalable mental health interventions for under-resourced, global populations also led her to work at the Columbia Global Mental Health Lab and Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. She has received over fifteen grants and fellowships and awards from organizations including the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Katherine also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Shamiri institute.