Cathy McMahon graduated from Kenyon College with her Bachelors in English and from Montclair State with her Masters of Arts in Teaching. She worked in advertising and since her education degree, has taught English. She is passionate about art, what it has done, what can do. She writes songs and is part of choirs, ensembles, a concert organization. She thinks that making art with people is a lot like teaching: collaborative and amazing.