Catalina Cruz J.D. has lived in Aspen since 1978. She received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Fordham University in New York City and her law degree from the University of Colorado. Catalina has taught skiing in Aspen full-time since 1978 and is still teaching part-time on weekends. She is happily retired from years of legal work and joined Pitkin County in May 2019. She has been working as a permit tech for Environmental health since the end of 2020. Being bilingual has provided numerous additional opportunities while working for the County. When Catalina is not working she enjoys skiing, road biking and hiking as well as all of the amazing classical music and intellectual events Aspen offers.