Born and raised in Canada, Catherine Stankowski has lived in the Hudson Valley since 2007. A dedicated non-profit worker, Catherine has previously worked for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Housing Works, and Best Buddies Canada before becoming a director of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance- a position she has held since 2016. She is a former member of the organizing committee of the now-disbanded Beacon chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) and is a committed weekly volunteer at the Beacon Community Kitchen. Passionate about books, ethics, racial and food justice, and building a better world, Catherine lives in Beacon with her daughter.