Cat Metcalfe

Assistant Director, Programming & Operations

Please tell us about your work and how long you have been at Brown?
I joined the Pre-College Student Life team at Brown in April 2019. I primarily oversee the recruitment, development, and retention of the seasonal and graduate staff members hired each year to support students outside of the classroom. This work includes training staff on best practices for community development, supporting students from diverse backgrounds, and managing crisis response. 

What has been your most memorable or rewarding experience since joining Brown?
Working with the staff is always a rewarding experience, but supporting our amazing graduate staff as they adapt to the ever-changing demands of our work has to be the most rewarding experience so far. These staff members have shown enormous creativity in developing programs and social events for the students last summer and I am excited to see how these programs can continue to evolve in the coming year. 

What is one Pre-College course you would take?
Existential Psychology and the Search for Meaning

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru

What is one thing on your bucket list?
I want to kayak around Ireland