B.S., English and Speech, Minnesota State University, Mankato
M.S., Continuing Studies, emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction
Work ExperienceCatherine (Catie) Rasmussen has been an Extension Educator in Leadership and Civic Engagement since 1997. Along with her prior career as a secondary teacher, she brings over thirty years of experience in educational programming. She is the primary designer and educator of "bridging" leadership program s for counties. Her work focuses on building leadership capacity and enhancing collaboration among communities to address public issues. She has co-authored the facilitation guidebook, Committees That Work: Common Traps - Creative Solutions. Catie is a frequent educator of leadership development workshops for organizations and provides training and consultation on emotional intelligence for Extension state and national leadership cohort programs. She recently designed and taught a leadership program in Morocco which focused on building skills necessary to create cooperatives.