Catherine grew up in Southern California, and is the third child in a family of twelve. Her parents were dedicated to the homeschool lifestyle, and Catherine was homeschooled until 9th grade. Her high school years where spent at St. Augustine Academy. She attended Thomas Aquinas College, a program dedicated to the Socratic Method. Her four years there taught her many things, one of the most important being the value of thoughtfully contributing to the ever-flowing discussion of the world around her. 

Catherine went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, and worked with the elderly for several years, before feeling the pull back to the classroom. She was accepted to the University of Dallas in 2018, and graduated with a Master of English degree. She hopes to one day be a published author. As a tutor and educator, Catherine wants to help students learn to offer up their own honest thoughts without fear, and to confidently take part in the discussion, wherever they may find it.