Cathy earned her B.A. in Communications and a Minor in English in 1999. She is a life member of CAAA and active with the Chicanx/Latinx Alumni group. Currently, Cathy also serves on the UC Davis Hispanic Serving Institute (HIS) task force. During her time at UC Davis, she held multiple campus jobs including stints in the Coffee House, and as Unitrans Bus Conductor. Her time as a conductor is still one of her favorite jobs she has ever held! Cathy was also an advisor for entering freshman and transfer students. She is now the President & CEO for the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most influential Latino organizations in the region. Largely due to this role and her community engagement in Sacramento, she was one of eleven alumni featured in the 2017 UC Davis Spring Edition as making an impact across the causeway. Cathy and her husband Sid love living in East Sacramento, but still travel home to St. Helena, Napa Valley as often as possible.