Catherine grew up in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Santa Barbara, CA to pursue her degrees in Environmental Studies and Political Science. This allowed her to blend her interests in policy and environmental justice. Much of her work prior to yli has been dedicated to environmental and immigration justice, engaging youth from kindergarten to college students. At yli, she works to involve youth on the issues of tobacco and secondhand smoke, accessing public transportation, and storytelling. She hopes to continue humanizing relevant issues through impactful media and conversations.
Her other interests include crocheting, painting, and baking. She’s also on a quest to visit every state in the country.