Catalina arrived in the Washington DC Area as a toddler from Bogota, Colombia. She enlisted in the United States Marine Corps just out of high school. She was assigned to the 4th Civil Affairs Group where she served with several members of Take Point Now. She’ll always remember an early meeting with Major Ewing who gave a young Lance Corporal a tremendous compliment in saying that he recognized her hard work and that if he had his way she’d be promoted to Staff Sergeant. 

In the USMC she worked as an Administrative Specialist which consisted of maintaining service records and travel claims. Currently she works in the Pentagon at Headquarters Marine Corps as a Manpower Analyst.  She is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Management at George Mason University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2016. 

She loves the opportunity to support and inspire veterans with the Take Point Now team. She also enjoys getting into the water as it is a life long love of hers. She loves being at the beach, in the water, on jet skis, and enjoying every moment of the sunlight, the sun, and the excitement. Even as a baby, Catalina was affectionately called “Catalina del Mar” (Catalina of the Sea) because she loved being at the beach so much.