Catherine has over ten years of experience teaching career development for the Tolleson Union High School District and Estrella Mountain Community College. For six years, she served as a Jobs for Arizona's Graduates coordinator that assisted students with their academic and personal success for high school completion and career placement. She has been a part of Gallery 37, a summer arts apprentice program, through the West Valley Arts Council for six years. She has also provided individual and group counseling through the Phoenix Fire Department's Youth Firesetter Prevention Program. Currently, Catherine is involved in the Engage Estrella (E2) Program as a mentor. Catherine is a Glendale Community Community College alumnus. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Arizona State University, and a Master's degree in School Counseling from Northern Arizona University. Catherine and her family are residents of the West Valley. She is excited to serve the West Valley communities and Estrella Mountain Community College students.