We are teaching way more than our subject areas. We are teaching the next generation about their place and power in this world. The ways we listen to, speak to, include, celebrate, encourage, and know our students matters every day. I believe collectively, these small interactions give teachers the great ability and responsibility to make structural change in society.”

Catherine’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Physics

“I love the lens physics provides for seeing the world. Being able to help students recognize the predictable patterns present in our seemingly simple daily experiences is really fun. It’s something we all can connect to, no matter our backgrounds.” 

Professional Experience

As an undergraduate student, Catherine led an electrical engineering exploration for middle school students enrolled in University of New Hampshire’s “Tech Camp.” She also completed an independent research study focused on increasing enrollment and bettering inclusion of students with special needs in college STEM majors. During her graduate work, she developed a project-based learning physics curriculum with her mentor teacher at Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island. 

In addition to these teaching roles, Catherine worked as an engineering intern at a small solar energy company in the seacoast area of New Hampshire.

Catherine will begin her first year of teaching at 360 High School during the 2021–2022 school year. 


Catherine loves spending time outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoys long-distance running, skiing, hiking, kayaking, and exploring new cities. 

Academic Background

  • University of New Hampshire (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering)
  • Brown University (Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education)