Catie earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs at the University of South Florida in 2014. During her time as a student, Catie co-founded the Disaster and Humanitarian Relief Student Collaborative (DAHR-SC), which organizes advocacy events and connects USF students to humanitarian agencies throughout the Tampa Bay area. She also had the opportunity to study Middle Eastern politics in Turkey for a semester. After graduating, Catie became an AmeriCorps VISTA member, where she first served as Volunteer Coordinator for the Refugee Youth Tutoring Program at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services. She joined the Community Tampa Bay family in July 2016 as our AmeriCorps VISTA member. Catie is passionate about service and spends much of her free time as a tutor and mentor for refugee youth in Pinellas County.

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