Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma


Summits Assistant

Cao Buck


Cao was born and raised in Iowa. She graduated from The University of Iowa in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (Criminology). She then moved to San Diego in July of 2015. Cao has a strong interest in law enforcement and hopes to one day become a detective within the sex crimes division. She loves to help people in need which is why she took on the Summits Assistant job here at IVAT. She has years of experience working with non-profits and healthcare. She has also worked as a supervisor in a sub-acute psychiatric facility in Chula Vista. When Cao is not at work she likes to go out and have fun with her friends and fiancée. She also loves listening to music, especially her favorite artist Rihanna!

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