Born and raised in politics, Cat left her hometown of Washington, D.C. for the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After two years of pubs, plaid, and perfectly Scottish weather, Georgetown University called her home.  

From there, Cat completed her degree in International Affairs while interning at The White House and National Geographic. Despite her political upbringing, she chose to pursue writing. She has contributed to CNN, Huffington Post, Maria Shriver’s Open Field Network, The Shriver Report and various other publications. She has been a guest on CNN’s Newsroom With Ashleigh Banfield and has been called “A new, young, female pundit on fire.”

In 2014, Cat moved to California to work as the Director for heartYN, The Love Your Neighbor Co. She resides in Santa Monica.

Cat del Valle Castellanos

Cat del valle Castellanos


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