Caty is engagement manager at The New Republic, based in New York. Previously, she was managing editor and assignment editor at The Atlantic in Washington, D.C.; deputy editor and engagement editor at Voice of San Diego, an investigative news nonprofit covering the region; a business reporting fellow at the Los Angeles Times; and interim news editor and editorial assistant at NUVO, the alt-weekly in her hometown, Indianapolis. She earned her master's degree in journalism from USC, and a bachelor's degree in rhetoric from Bates College.