Catherine Jermany (she/her) is a higher education professional who currently serves as the Program Director of the Black Resource Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills. In addition, she teaches part-time in the Africana Studies Department at both California State University, Dominguez Hills, and California State University, Northridge. Catherine has over seven years of professional experience within the area of student affairs and has held various student services roles within the functional areas of advising, financial aid, student life, and multicultural affairs. Catherine is a proud first-generation college student who began her journey at Santa Rosa Junior College where she earned her A.A. in social and behavioral sciences. She then went on to earn both her Bachelor’s in child and adolescent Development and Master’s in counseling with a concentration in college counseling/student services from California State University, Northridge and will be completing her Ed.D. in higher education administration from The University of Southern Mississippi in December 2022. Catherine looks forward to learning more about policies that address diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in higher education and is excited to continue her advocacy work through her role with The Education Trust-West’s Educator Advisory Council.