Born and raised in the Boise, Idaho area, Catherine relocated to Salt Lake City in 2013. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Idaho and a Master of Public Administration from Boise State University.
Her background includes working for the ACLU of Idaho, where her work primarily focused on the civil rights of incarcerated Idahoans. While finishing her master degree, she interned for the Idaho Democratic Party, a job that also involved daily attendance in the Idaho Legislature. That position galvanized her interest in shaping policies that further social justice.
After relocating to Salt Lake City, she took her first job as a campaign manager for Salt Lake City Councilman Stan Penfold’s reelection campaign. Continuing her interest in politics, she became a field organizer with the Utah Democratic Party and registered Utahns to vote in Weber County.
Bent towards social justice issues, Catherine went to work for the Utah AIDS Foundation, an organization whose mission to improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS in Utah while also combatting stigma surrounding the disease. Her work at UAF was primarily fundraising and planning major donor events.
Most recently, Catherine happily returned to the Utah Democratic Party and her first love, politics. Thrilled to be back where the action is, she is anxious to make a difference in the lives of Utahns throughout the state. In her free time, Catherine is an avid reader, news junkie, and occasional runner.