Associate Director of Student Services and Academic Advisor

Catherine (she/her/hers) serves as an Associate Director of Student Services and Retention and an Academic Advisor in the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at UVM. In this position, Catherine prioritizes the academic and holistic goals and needs of students, ensures that all students feel comfortable in seeking assistance and opportunities, implements student success initiatives, and creates a collaborative atmosphere that is inclusive of all members of the UVM community. She coordinates special programs and activities that enhance the CESS first-year, first generation, and BIPOC student experiences. She serves as an academic advisor to a cohort of CESS first-year students (Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Science, and Social Work). She helps coordinate extended CESS Orientation with the Director, and student care supports and special initiatives with the Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. She serves on the CESS Committee for Equity, Action and Diversity (CEAD).

Catherine grew up here in Burlington, Vermont and spent a number of years living, studying, and traveling overseas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Development Studies from rom Dalhousie University in 2016. After completing her degree in IDS, she moved back to Burlington and served in AmeriCorps developing programs for underserved populations, followed by work for the Sara Holbrook Community Center focusing on educational programming for elementary-aged students. For the last several years Catherine worked for the Burlington School District, supporting K-5 students through reading and enrichment programming.

With a focus on racial equity and serving marginalized communities, Catherine recently completed her Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (M.Ed.) from UVM centering on the intersections of education, race, and society.

In her free time, Catherine enjoys collaborating with friends on designing content for a podcast that discusses the intersections of race, education, and societal issues, all in an attempt to better understand larger systemic issues that impact peoples’ lives.

Catherine Cane


  • B.A. in International Development Studies, Dalhousie University
  • M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, University of Vermont


  • 802-656-1447
Office Location:

442A Waterman (4th floor)