Catherine Paul received her Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Virginia Commonwealth University in May, 2018. She graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in psychology in 2013. In 2012 she spent a semester in Rwanda studying post-genocide restoration and peacebuilding. Upon graduating from Fordham, Paul moved to Oakland, CA with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), where she worked at Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center. After her year of service with JVC, Catherine Paul was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. She spent 10 months in Jengka, Pahang teaching secondary school at SMK Jengka 18. After her grant, she returned to Malaysia to intern at Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) near Kuala Lumpur.