Assistant Director of Student Services and Academic Advisor

Catherine (she/her/hers) serves as an Assistant Director of Student Services and 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 also coordinates special programs and activities that enhance the CESS first-year, first generation, and BIPOC student experience, and serves as an academic advisor to a cohort of CESS first-year and first generation students.

Catherine grew up here in Burlington, Vermont and also 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 creating content for a collaborative educational podcast called Aster Education. For this podcast, she works on developing content relating to the intersections of race, education, and societal issues, all in an attempt to better understand educational systems and how different aspects of our society can impact a student’s access to education. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Catherine Cane


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


  • 802-656-1456
Office Location:

540 Waterman