Dr. Swanwick is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Catlilli Games (www.catlilli.com), an educational STEM game company. A lifelong lover of board games, Catherine earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia after graduating with her B.S. in Biology from Duke University. She then performed eight years of neuroscience research, with five years at the National Institutes of Health and three years at MindSpec. Throughout her scientific career, she actively participated in science outreach and developed a passion for transforming science education. In 2015, she decided to combine her passion for games with her science expertise in order to excite children about STEM topics.