Long before she moved from her native Chicago to Tulsa in 1994, Cathy's roots had branched out to other places far and near. With grandparents' ties to Europe, she became interested in all things international---from being an exchange student to Colombia at age 16; earning two certificates in the French language during her junior year abroad at the Université de Dijon, France; and working for the Moroccan Government and the French Banque Paribas in Chicago, to living with her husband and two children in Limerick, Ireland, for three+ years---Cathy has had numerous opportunities to speak other languages, travel extensively, become immersed in other cultures, and view the U.S. from multiple perspectives. Little did she know how well these experiences would prepare her for TGA! She assisted with the 2005 Sister Cities Summit, which led to the Office Administrator position soon after and then as the Sister City Program Coordinator and Administrator. Now, she views the world via our eight Sister Cities and the international visitors and events which are such an important mission of TGA! Cathy is a member of the Alliance Française and the Swiss Club of Oklahoma.