Cate O'Connor

Student Engagement Coordinator
224 Highsmith Union, CPO 1240

A very proud 'Jersey Girl,' I spent most of my life in the Hudson Valley, NY. I attended SUNY Brockport, a liberal arts college in upstate New York, where I earned my Bachelor's of Science in History with a minor in Women & Gender Studies. I then pursued my passion for working with college students by heading to Syracuse, NY for my Master's in Higher Education.

When I applied for a position at UNC Asheville, I had never previously heard of Asheville and (very mistakenly) assumed that because the city is in North Carolina I'd be on the beach. Luckily, I'm a lover of the mountains and was very happy to be wrong about the location.

I have spent most of my career in student activities and event planning, so I'm looking forward to my role in the Career Center. I've loved getting to know UNC Asheville students during my time here, and am excited to help them find success following their graduation from such a great institution!