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Catherine Van Ness

JUNTOSAmbassador Program Director

Catherine is a Massachusetts native, but has enjoyed living in Washington, DC for the past three years. She first began performing with JUNTOS in 2011 as a sophomore at The Ailey School/Fordham University. After participating in three JUNTOSAbroad trips, Catherine was able to provide further support by organizing local outreach as the New York Intern during her senior year. Catherine graduated from Fordham with a B.F.A. in dance and Spanish studies, a double major inspired by her first trip to Guatemala. She continues to dance in the DC metro area and works full-time at an advocacy nonprofit focused on early childhood and education policy. After seeing how much JUNTOS has touched the lives of so many people, Catherine is incredibly excited to be entering her fourth year with the Collective as the JUNTOSAmbassador Program Director!