Catherine Shieh

Anti-Hate Training Coordinator

Cat Shieh is the Anti-Hate Training Coordinator at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago. Prior to the role, the majority of her 5-year high school teaching career was in teaching Ethnic Studies, emphasizing intersectionality and student-centered learning. Her anti-bias & anti-racism (ABAR) curricula have been piloted in the Los Angeles Unified School District as well as multiple charter schools across California. With this, her educational, organizing, and social policy journeys are rooted in proximity to youth and communities.

Before working as a teacher, Cat worked in non-profit, public, higher education, and corporate consulting sectors all dedicated to social impact. During her time working in the US House of Representatives, she opened 2 Congressional Caucuses. Cat received her BA in Political Science and Urban Planning from the University of Southern California, and she received her MA in Urban Education, Administration, and Policy from Loyola Marymount University. Cat is an alum of Teach for America, Teach Plus, Association of Raza Educators, and Coro.