Catherine joined GBA in January 2021 with a background in writing, editing, and market research. Currently, she composes private and federal grant applications while conducting program management, compliance, and reporting activities as needed. Prior to GBA, Catherine worked as a writer in various industries—including environmental engineering, academia, agriculture, nonprofit, and import/export. She is also an active freelancer and has taken on creative writing projects for mobile gaming apps, pilot scripts, biographies, and other storytelling mediums.

In 2015, Catherine graduated from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) with a BA in International Relations and minors in German, International Agricultural Development, and Sustainability. She is fluent in English and Vietnamese, proficient in German, and is currently studying Brazilian Portuguese. When not working or lounging about with her friends, Catherine enjoys reading comics/webtoons, playing RPG video games, and spoiling her pet ball pythons, Nines and Nier.