Catherine is a Master of Public Policy student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She comes to CCJ as a fellow with the Eli J. and Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, a lifelong Fellowship that provides training, development, and networking to foster the next generation of citizen leaders. Originally from Morgantown, West Virginia, Catherine is proud of her Appalachian roots and passionate about community development and environmental justice. Before starting graduate school, she completed two years of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Honors College at West Virginia University, launching an experiential learning program and developing the Honors College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She is also a member of the Morgantown chapter of the National Organization for Women and works with a statewide task force to advocate for the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act at the state and local levels around West Virginia. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. In her free time, Catherine enjoys reading, hiking, cross stitch, and watching Formula 1.
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Blog Posts by Catherine Gooding
The last few years have seen an exciting influx of federal investments in important community infrastructure projects. Water, broadband, energy efficiency, and transportation are all priorities in recent federal funding packages. The question for rural communities like ours, which have lost out on government funding in the past, is this: How do we make sure […]
In our first few weeks with the Center for Coalfield Justice, the other three fellows and I had the opportunity to take some tours of Greene and Washington Counties to learn about coal and fracking in our communities, both historically and today. On our visits to Ryerson Station State Park, the coal patch town of […]