Brown University 1989-1994, Bachelor of Science with Honors, Cognitive and Linguistic Science
Savannah College of Art and Design, 1998-2000, Graduate Studies in 3D Graphics and Animation in Film/Video
1987-1988: Exchange Student, Rotary Club International, Normandy and Marseille, France.
Experienced French life in one-year immersive program, living with several host families in Rouen (Normandy), France, then in Marseille in the south. Attended (native) French school and participated in all aspects of culture, gaining fluency in French, and a lifelong love of deep travel into the rich diversity of peoples on our planet.
1990-1992: Laboratory Research Assistant,
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY and Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, MA.
Executed a study of trace element effects on the growth of carbon dioxide-absorbing marine plankton, as part of a larger effort to find methods to control global warming. Studied flagellar engine structures in motile bacteria, including isolation and imaging of same using the electron microscope. Assisted in study of transport proteins in squid motor axons.
1993-1994: Bat Trainer and Research
Assistant, Psychology Department, Brown University, Providence, RI.
Created original techniques to train bats to execute predatory maneuvers during high-speed filming and audio recording for studies in echolocation. Executed and analyzed studies of phase shift sensitivity in bullfrogs, as part of ongoing research into underlying neurological structures in vertebrate auditory perception and processing.
1994-2002: Web Designer, Digital Artist/Animator, Course Technology, Boston, MA and Freelance.
2000-2005 Sculptor and Business Owner, Cat's Creatures, Lincoln and Wood River Junction, RI.
Created and manufactured series of anthropomorphic sculptural characters, entwined through original fiction
describing a unique world and backstory. Please see www.cathainfeld.com for website, photos of work, and examples of
writing. Please see: www.catscreatures.com
2004-2006 Business Manager, Everlasting Designs, Wood River Junction, RI.
Managed operations of IT business, servicing clients with custom IT solutions and tutorials.
2006-2007: Environmental Educator, Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker, Mechanic: BioTour.
Co-organized and crewed a cross-country expedition aboard a vegetable-oil-powered school bus, providing education on energy crisis awareness and alternatives; documented citizen efforts towards community energy solutions.
2007-2010: Stage Lighting and Rigging, Immediate Connections and ProTechs, Boston, MA.
Honed lighting, electrical, grip and carpentry skills on large-scale staged events in the Boston area.
2007-present: Still Photographer, Freelance.
Photographed events, portraits, locations and productions, under both natural and studio lighting. [Work Samples]
2007-present: Film/Video Production, Pro/Commercial and Independent, New York/New England.
Participated in the production of many independent films and commercial productions, variably as director of photography, camera operator, writer, producer, director, production still photographer, propmaker, and audio recordist, with occasional acting and stuntwork. [Work Samples]
2009-2010: Educational Program Director and Instructor, Rhode Island Film Collaborative, Providence, RI.
Created new adult education program in the filmmaking arts for non-profit group. Researched needs of area filmmakers, developed a curriculum and course catalog; collaborated with film industry professionals and local arts venues to hold affordable classes with quality instructors; successfully co-wrote grants to subsidize classes; provided marketing. Taught classes in lighting design, and co-taught student production sessions.
2009-present: Cancer Therapeutics Projects Manager, Marketing Director, Nanoprobes, Yaphank, NY.
Managed special projects for cancer therapeutics in development at biotech company. Attended intensive training workshops, presented to investor summits, participated in conferences, produced supporting animation and video. Fundraised by marketing company's nanoparticle products, creating adcopy and providing graphic design to create press releases, newsletters, advertisting, packaging and branding, and website design/maintenance; provided strong direct sales at meetings and large conferences and development of distributor network. [Work Samples]
2014-present: Teacher, Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, Shoreham, NY.
Co-designed curriculum for well-received 3rd-5th grade after school program. Taught creative, collaborative problem-solving, bringing together scientific experimentation and artistic expression.