Mary-Catherine (M.C.) provides administrative support to the Tata-Cornell Institute. She first began working at Cornell University in 1982 and has held a number of positions in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and most recently in the Division of Nutritional Sciences. M.C. was raised in a military family and had the opportunity to travel often (moving 12 times before she graduated high school). She holds a degree in agronomy and environmental protection and is also a licensed, registered nurse. She and her husband, Dan, have two daughters and three beautiful grandchildren. They live on their organic cash crop farm in Lodi, New York.