The George Washington University – M Arts Museum Studies with a concentration in Exhibition Design and Development
Appalachian State University – BS Interior Design with a minor in Art History.
Catie’s main design interests revolve around environmental behavior and how people use the space that they occupy. Her senior capstone project at Appalachian State focused on community center and museum development, and she continues to research how spaces can contribute to benefiting communities, especially minority communities, as a whole. Catie has studied museums, art, and design abroad in London, Mexico, and Belize, and hopes to expand her studies even further in the future. In the past, Catie has contributed to the design process of multiple exhibits through both internship and academic endeavors. Such exhibits include the Sound-side Pier at the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, Exploring the Planets at the National Air and Space Museum, and the new fossil hall at the National Museum of Natural History.
Catie’s interests outside of interior and exhibition design include: Refurbishing furniture, art history, art law, hiking, live music, and backpacking.
You should know that… Catie’s first name is actually Aja, after the Steely Dan album.