Dr. Cara A. Miller earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Gallaudet in 2011 after completing her B.A. at Wesleyan University and her M.A. in Psychology also from Gallaudet. Her academic and research interests include identity development, LGBTQ identity and related experiences, disability issues, grief and loss, and the human-animal bond. She developed a clinical specialty in working with LGBTQ young adults during her doctoral studies and subsequent practica, externship, internship, pre-doctoral, and post-doctoral clinical and counseling psychology experiences at university counseling centers at George Mason University, the University of Missouri, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Miller currently coordinates the LGBTQA Resource Center within the Office of Diversity and Equity for Students, also serving as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology. In this role, she has facilitated LGBTQ support groups and assisted with the development and implementation of Pride Month, Transgender Awareness Week, and Coming Out Day programs. In her capacity as Resource Center Coordinator, Dr. Miller serves and consults on committees including the Gallaudet University Sexual Assault Response/Resource Team (SART) as well as the Students of Color Emergency Fund (SOCEF). She has also served on a host of committees with an eye on promoting positive experiences for LGBTQA students.