Gabriela Barber

Gabriela Barber

Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health

Gabriela Barber is a first year student in the Family Science department pursuing her doctoral degree in Maternal and Child Health. Gabriela graduated from Princeton University with her A.B. in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and is now a licensed graduate marriage and family therapist in Maryland, having completed her Master's work in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Maryland. Gabriela's clinical interests center around working primarily with couples and families. Gabriela is interested in working with parents as they transtition into their new roles as parents and working with couples and individuals who have encountered various challenges as they try to transition into this role, including experiencing infertility. Her current research interests align with the work she plans to do clinically, and they include exploring the transition to parenthood and the ways in which we can better support new parents through this huge transition point in their lives. Gabriela is also interested in exploring in greater depth the experience of infertility. While she hopes to investigate more on how the experience of infertility affects the individual experiencing infertility, she hopes to also explore it's effects on the couple relationship and partner as well. In her free time, Gabriela loves to read a good book and being from Florida, she enjoys getting out on the water whenever she can.