Catherine Goulet grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts and has called San Francisco home for the past 25 years. She attended Emmanuel College, an all-women’s Catholic school in Boston, and graduated with honors with a degree in political science. Catherine passed on law school to work in indigent criminal defense with the Federal Public Defender’s Office as a staff investigator. She thoroughly enjoys her work and is dedicated to the cause of indigent defense. Over the years, she has helped defend cases of street crime, immigration offenses, complex white-collar fraud, and capital murder. Catherine is a field hockey player at heart who abandoned her stick for the joy and simplicity of running – marathons, half marathons, and everything in between. For fun, she also enjoys entertaining at home and exploring the great outdoors with her family. Catherine lives in the Western Addition – with its great proximity to Golden Gate Park – along with her longtime partner, Pam, and their two daughters.