Catalina previously served an administrator and teacher at The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, in a variety of roles from 1997 to her
appointment at St. Paul's School for Girls in 2017.
Catalina received her high school diploma from Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut. She attended Bryn Mawr College, where she completed a degree in French Literature, served as class president, and played varsity volleyball. To pursue graduate studies in French, Catalina attended Middlebury College in Paris, where she received an advanced certificate in Business French and studied political science at the Institut de Sciences Politiques. A lifelong learner, Catalina attended Temple University School of Law to further her knowledge, and, most recently, Catalina has been pursuing an Ed.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational and Educational Leadership, with a Dissertation focused on Project-Based Learning.
During her tenure at Madeira, her many roles have included service as dorm parent, World Language Department Chair, Director of Global Initiatives, camp director, French and Spanish teacher, faculty advisor to the student-led judiciary committee and language clubs, as well as volleyball and softball coach. Prior to her employment at Madeira, Catalina worked at Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey, The Haverford School in Pennsylvania,
The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, and Blair Academy in New Jersey.
Rich in field experience and formal training, Catalina received fellowships from the National Association of Independent Schools as an Aspiring Heads Fellow and The Bullis School as a Summer Institute for Technology Fellow. She also participated in The Heads Network Leadership Seminar for Women.