Catherine (Cat) Shieh is a 2019-20 Teach Plus California Change Agent Teacher Leader. Catherine is a 9th grade ethnic studies teacher at Animo Pat Brown Charter High School in South Los Angeles. She entered the teaching profession after a short career in congressional politics and have since worked extensively throughout Los Angeles on traditional and charter school campuses. She has piloted ethnic studies curricula at many of her schools and has been recognized for the collaborative and intersectional approach in her curriculum. Cat earned her BA in Political Science and Urban Planning from the University of Southern California and her MA in Urban Education with a focus on Policy & Administration from Loyola Marymount University.