Cathryn is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's M. Arch. program. While attending the university, she was named Outstanding Master's Graduate for the College of the Arts and received numerous awards including the David R. Williams Award, given to the top Master's Project, the A. Hayes Town Award, and multiple Design Excellence awards. She completed her written thesis, "Architecture, Identity, and Performance: 'In the Flesh' of the Lived World" (130 pp.) in May 2016 and her master's project, The Levy Park Installation, in December 2015. 

Prior to her graduate studies, Cathryn received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Louisiana State University. She is also an RYT 200 registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Cathryn currently lives and works as a designer in New York City.