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Katrina Monton

Instructor | Pre-College Programs

Katrina Monton is a doctoral student in the Social-Organizational Psychology program at Columbia University. She holds a BA from Concordia University in Sociology and Psychology and two master’s degrees; an MA in Counselling Psychology from McGill University and an MA in Social-Organizational Psychology at Columbia University. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, she was a professional athlete on the Canadian Women’s National Water Polo team, competing in five Aquatic World Championships, two Pan American Games, and countless tournaments at the national and international levels. Following her retirement from Team Canada, she worked as a clinical counselor for a year in her hometown, Montreal, Canada. Katrina's broad interests include high-level performance, team development, leadership, organizational culture, psychological safety, and group dynamics. Katrina is passionate about cultivating safe, equitable, and inclusive environments. As a member of the ‘Diversity Dynamics’ workgroup, she conducts mixed-method research focusing on the impact of organizational culture in high-stakes, win-at-all-costs environments. Katrina is a course instructor for a graduate-level course, Group Dynamics: A Systems Perspective, for the past three years and has been a guest lecturer at the West Point Military Academy in both Military Leadership and Social Psychology.