Cathy was raised in upstate New York (the Clifton Park/Saratoga Springs area), and then attended the State University of New York-New Paltz (one and a half hours north of New York City) for her bachelor of arts.
Cathy had two majors: sociology and psychology. She worked in human services as a residential counselor for several years, but decided that she wanted to attend graduate school out west. After almost four years of getting residency and living in Breckenridge, she decided on Colorado State University.
In December 1998, Cathy earned a Master of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in Race/Ethnicity. She worked as adjunct faculty at Front Range Community College, and then was hired at the University of Northern Colorado as a lecturer. She was at UNC for a year, then came to Aims in Fall 2001! She is very happy at Aims and particularly enjoys teaching (and learning) with the students here.
On a personal note, she lives in Fort Collins with her daughter, Annika, and Rottweiler-mix, Sophia. She enjoys exploring the world, particularly with her daughter, reading, and she is an avid runner, backpacker and telemark skier.
Fun Fact: She drinks three fluids - coffee/lattes, red wine and water.