Outside of the office, Cathy is an active volunteer with CUESA, The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture based in San Francisco. As a board member, Cathy helps support the vision of “a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable and socially just food systems.” She also is a program chair for The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, another venerable San Francisco institution whose mission is to “find truth and turn it loose in the world.”
On weekends, you can find Cathy at the farmers market, meeting friends for breakfast and buying produce to create beautiful meals later in the day. She is an avid reader and always has a stack of books halfway to the ceiling beside her bed. Her favorite genres are historical fiction, classic novels memoirs, and social psychology books. She is somewhat of a fitness fanatic and loves to work out with weights and Pilates, T-Rex and Kinesis equipment, hike, cycle, and swim.