Catherine holds a B.A. with high honors in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she received the Hessel E. Yntema Award for excelling in International and Comparative Law and the Dean’s Public Service Award for dedication to the public interest.
Catherine has worked for Fragomen in Chicago, as well as the International Organization for Migration and the Nansen Initiative for Cross-Border Displacement in Geneva. She was involved in preventing discrimination and promoting language access with the U.S Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and represented low-income clients with the University of Michigan Law School’s clinical programs. She has also worked in areas related to law, migration and language in Costa Rica, Spain and Puerto Rico.
In addition to practicing immigration, she serves as a consultant for the Norwegian Refugee Council and is a participant in the Baker Institute - Center for the United States and Mexico project on immigration reform entitled “Practical Solutions for Addressing the Immigration Challenge.”
She speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese