Catherine joined ERS as a Principal Associate in September 2022. Her initial work at ERS includes conducting resource equity diagnostics for school districts to help them identify key priority areas to focus their efforts in supporting students.
Prior to joining ERS, Catherine served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Strategy and Project Management at the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), where she led efforts to launch the state’s Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) Child Care Stabilization Grant program, which has provided over $400 million dollars in annual funding support to MA child care programs since July 2021.
Prior to EEC, Catherine was a management consultant supporting state and local governments on COVID-19 financial strategy and grant management. She was also Senior Policy Manager at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education. She began her career as a second grade teacher in Lawrence Public Schools through Teach for America. Catherine obtained a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard and an Ed.M. in Curriculum & Teaching from the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.
Outside of work, Catherine enjoys hiking, traveling, baking, and spending time with her husband and dog.