Cat graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009 with a B.S. in Comparative Politics and Spanish. Commissioned as an Aviation Officer, Cat is qualified in both the OH-58D Kiowa and AH-64E Apache helicopters. Her first assignment included a deployment to Afghanistan as a Platoon Leader. Her final Army assignment at as a Troop Commander included a deployment in and around Iraq. After transitioning early in 2018, Cat will be pursuing her MBA with the Class of 2020 at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.