Online education director Cathleen Young serves as liaison among the online faculty, students and GTU Moodle. Reared in the Midwest, Cathleen’s education and early work life involved the fine arts, and later, environmentalism and publications production. She still loves books and the arts. Cathleen has two adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. (No kitty-cats at the moment, but hoping.) She is a vegan who believes right relationship with nonhuman animals strengthens acumen around interhuman oppressions. Cathleen enjoys meditation, reading, gardening, and going to the ocean as often as possible. She would like to learn Zen Calligraphy and might enroll in a MOOC to study astronomy or marine ecology. Meow.