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A native of California, Catherine Grant received her bachelors degree in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University in 1993 and her PhD in astronomy and astrophysics from Penn State University in 1999. Her dissertation was a study of the three-dimensional structure of the hot interstellar medium using X-ray shadowing observations with ROSAT. She is currently a research scientist at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. Her recent work includes characterizing the radiation damage in the Chandra ACIS CCDs and developing techniques for mitigating charge transfer inefficiency.

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