Catherine Tejeda is the founder and CEO of Parenthetic, a research and analysis firm informing the development of new methods and technology for information and communication. Previously, Catherine was a part of the senior staff at COIN expert David Kilcullen’s company, Caerus Associates. There she worked closely with U.S. government clients to develop new tools for identifying and countering emerging threats to U.S. interests. Catherine began her career in marketing and communications, leading projects to assess business and communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and U.S. government clients. Catherine has worked on projects spanning counter-proliferation, domestic and foreign extremism, election monitoring, health care and health crises, luxury product sales, and product and market forecasting. Catherine is a graduate of Cornell University. At Yale, she is a lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.