Catherine received an M.S. degree in Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She received B.A. degrees in Biology and English from Albion College. She is entering IQ Biology through the Department of Geological Sciences. Catherine completed her first rotation in Boswell Wing's lab in the Department of Geological Sciences. She completed her second rotation with Lizzy Trower in the Department of Geological Sciences. Catherine's third rotation was completed with Jeff Cameron within the Department of Biochemistry. For her team rotation She worked with two other IQ students in Cresten Mansfeldt and Lizzy Trower's Labs in the departments of Environmenal Engineering and Geological Sciences. Catherine joined the Wing Lab in May 2023.