Catherine is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She was a participant in the 2011 Partnership in Pluralism program. In 2006, she developed the business plan for the first successful four-week pre-freshman RIT Summer Research Program beta tested in the College of Science, and, in 2009, expanded the program to include faculty and top-tiered pre-freshman from four additional RIT colleges. In 2008, she was named a facilitator for the NSF-Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) grant that supports deaf and hard of hearing students performing undergraduate research and preparing them for graduate school in biology. In 2010 and 2011, Catherine was included in the California State University NSF IQuest Grant summer institute. She demonstrated the impact of the COS Honors research program to the grant participants (science teachers and students) who were being trained to use supporting technology and research for science teaching in California K-12 programs.