Palatino takes the reigns of the program at Curry following one season at Mount Ida College. During her lone season with the Mustangs, Palatino made history to tie program’s most wins since joining the Great Northeast Athletic Conference in 2007. She was involved in all facets of team development including academics, film breakdown, and cultural development among much more. In addition to her coaching duties, Palatino was the advisor of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Game Management.
Prior to Mount Ida, Palatino spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Connecticut College in New London, Conn. There she collaborated with the head coach of a highly competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) team in all aspects which included training sessions, recruiting, scouting, and the organization of camps and clinics. She helped make history again by contributing to the team’s and College’s first team sport NESCAC Championship. She assisted in developing a winning culture to earn two NCAA postseason appearances in three years.
During the summers, Palatino was involved in the operation of a number of clubs and clinics. From the fall of 2014 through December of 2016, she was the head coach of the Southeast Soccer Club in southeast Connecticut. There she mentored and prepared 18 players for collegiate soccer and led the team to the club’s first State Cup Championship. Palatino has assisted or ran camps and clinics at Brown University, Connecticut College, Dartmouth College, and Lasell College.
A resident of Johnston, R.I., Palatino possesses a bachelor's degree as a double major in Psychology and Environmental Studies from Connecticut College and later obtained a master’s in Psychology from Connecticut College in 2016.