Archway Professional – Candler County
Catherine Muse joined the Archway Partnership in January 2016 as the Archway Professional in Candler County. In this role, she serves as liaison between the community and the university as she works to connect higher education resources to locally identified issues and priorities.
A native of Brunswick, Georgia, Muse is a graduate of Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. In December 2015, she completed her Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.
While at Emory, Muse served 300 hours as an AmeriCorps Jumpstart Corps member during which time she increased adult support in the learning environment by providing early childhood curriculum, supporting family involvement, and promoting children’s language and literacy skills with 10 partner children.
Muse served as a Graduate Intern for the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) while studying at Columbia. As a Graduate Intern, Muse aided Conciliation Specialists in developing and implementing community-focused programs and trainings. She worked closely with community members, local borough presidents, religious leaders, and police officers to create and facilitate a four part series dialogue on race and police community relations. Additionally, during the summer of 2015, Muse served as a Programs Fellow for the International House, NYC. As a Fellow, she developed and implemented programs to enhance the cultural competency, global exchange, and leadership skills of International House residents, staff, and alumni.