Cathy is a Science and Environmental Service Systems (Career and Technical Education) instructor for the Environmental Science Academy at High Tech High School of the Hudson County Schools of Technology. She teaches the following courses: Geospatial Technology, Urban Ecology, Environmental Field and Research I, Urban Agriculture, AP Environmental Science, and Biology. Cathy has been teaching since 2007. Prior to teaching, she worked at NJ Sea Grant as an extension specialist on the NY-NJ Harbor and Estuary Program. She decided to go into teaching because she enjoyed doing environmental education, and teaching would allow her to be creative and use her science background at the same time. Cathy is a graduate from Fairfield University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She also has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from NJ Institute of Technology/Rutgers University- Newark. At NJIT/Rutgers, Cathy conducted research on the salt marshes of the Meadowlands. She has a second Master of Science degree in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute. She stays current in the environmental field by attending lectures and seminars as well as volunteering her time to monitor the horseshoe crab population along the Raritan Bay in NJ. Her love for the environment comes from growing up at the Jersey shore. She is interested in having her students find their appreciation for nature and seek to improve their community and urban environment in a sustainable way.