Catherine grew up in Minneapolis, MN and has loved living in Seattle since 2007. She works part-time as a physician and full-time as a mother to two young boys. After graduating from Cornell University, Catherine worked in health care quality for seven years before attending the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in 2010. Between medical school and residency, Catherine returned to health care policy working on the health care redesign in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. During her tenure in New Orleans, she earned a Masters in Public Health in Health Systems Management from Tulane University. Catherine is also is a cancer survivor and proudly more than 25 years cancer free. Her career and philanthropic passions are access to quality health care, cancer survivorship, and early childhood education.