Catherine grew up in Minneapolis, MN and has loved living in Seattle since 2007. She works part-time as a hospitalist physician at EvergreenHealth 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 Master’s in Public Health in Health Systems Management from Tulane University. Catherine is active in her children’s school, The Evergreen School, volunteering in the classroom, leading school tours, serving as Co-President of the Parent Guardian Association during the 2019-2020 school year, and now sits on The Evergreen School Board of Trustees. She also is active with the Washington chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility and serves on the Economic Inequity Task Force.