Cathy supports leadership in developing strategies and processes to enhance the Arboretum’s science and conservation programs and communicate them effectively to key audiences.
Cathy works closely with the Vice President of Science and Conservation and the Director of the Center for Tree Science to track accomplishments and metrics toward progress of the Arboretum’s strategic pursuits. She led the development of the Gateway to Tree Science, which showcases the range of tree science research conducted at the Arboretum and communicates action Arboretum audiences can take to care for and protect trees.
Cathy helps manage the Integrated Mentorship Program at the Arboretum, to inspire new leaders in tree science. She has a strong research background in avian habitat use, tropical ecology, and the influence of management strategies on wildlife populations, and has worked around the world with diverse research organizations. Her experiences give her unique insight into the mechanisms behind how ecological research is conducted and how institutions can work to facilitate research and training.