An investor in impact technologies and an advisor for various international start-up companies, Catherine has served as a Menlo Park City Councilmember in Silicon Valley since 2012, elected as Mayor 2014 – 2015. Catherine worked in the TV and tech industries in the UK and Asia, helping found various international companies, including Digital Island, SearchBank, and Equant. In Silicon Valley, Catherine served as Vice President of CFLD, co-founded Peninsula Clean Energy, authored successful California State human trafficking bills, and sits on various corporate, non-profit and government boards of directors. Catherine has a BA from Tulane, MA from the University of Westminster, and MBA from the Cass Business School in London. She also has a parrot, dog, bearded dragon, three chickens and two children– not necessarily in that order.