Catherine grew up in the greater Boston area but her passion for challenges and the international community led her to Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany for her Bachelor’s. In the very first semester of her three years in Bremen, Catherine plunged headfirst into the world of research. Majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, she quickly adjusted to scheduling everything around the needs of the cells and proteins for her experiments. The combination of her thesis work and her experiences as an Amgen Scholar at the University of Cambridge highlighted Catherine’s formidable appetite for research and led her back to Boston and to Harvard University to begin her PhD in Immunology.
Catherine worked for two years as a teaching assistant and tutor with students from all different backgrounds and levels while in Germany. Her key strengths lie in the life sciences, chemistry, statistics, and English as a second language. Catherine is thrilled to work one on one with students and tailor every session specially for them. Her experience tutoring students for classes or mentoring them in the laboratory setting has highlighted the rewards of personalized guidance.
Outside of academics and the lab, Catherine enjoys baking birthday cakes, running along the Charles river (quite slowly and stopping to pet each dog she passes), and doing the New York Times crossword puzzles with friends.