After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Cate worked as a Research Assistant at the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP) at OHSU for four years. Her work at OPIP inspired her to pursue a career in public health, and she is now obtaining her Masters of Public Health in Health Behavior & Health Education and Injury Science at the University of Michigan. She is also a Research Assistant at the Injury Prevention Center at the University of Michigan where she is conducting qualitative analyses around stakeholder and community use of a near real-time opioid overdose surveillance system. Post-graduation, Cate hopes to conduct community-based, collaborative research (hopefully back in the PNW!) around behavioral health and injury prevention topics such as mental health, suicide prevention, substance use, ACEs, and other trauma-related areas.