Catherine was born and raised in Michigan before attending Loyola University of Chicago for her undergraduate degree. In the spring of 2014 she attained a B.A. in English, B.S. in Secondary Education, and a minor in ESL. Catherine completed her student teaching in a Chicago Public high school, and has spent the first few months since graduation substitute teaching in her home town in Michigan. Catherine has a love for good literature, good food, and good travelling. The unique Buddhist culture and landscape of Bhutan fuelled her fire to pursue a teaching position in the Land of the Thunder Dragon.