Catherine (she/her) joined NOVA in July of 2023 as a member of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) team. She graduated from Furman University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a minor in Environmental Studies, and relocated to Arlington, Virginia in the Fall of 2022.
In her free time, she volunteers with the DC Metropolitan Police Department as a Domestic Violence Liaison. The program pairs MPD Volunteer Corps DVLs with patrol officers to respond to domestic violence calls for service, providing victims with the necessary resources and support they may need. Through the program she received specialized training from DC Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (DC SAFE) and MPD, equipping her with the tools necessary to provide victims and survivors of violence with valuable resources and support.