After growing up in Houston, Catherine attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then moved to Buenos Aires, where she spent 2.5 years working as an executive headhunter, eating steak and chorizo, and providing tours for all the friends she could convince to make the trip down. Catherine wanted to make a career shift into the environmental sector, but decided working could wait a few months and went on a long backpacking trip to Southeast Asia. After landing in Austin, she began working at Environmental Defense Fund doing communications for clean energy advocacy and hasn't left yet. Catherine loves pizza, cats, dogs, ice cream, being outside, french fries, seeing live music, and traveling.