After five years in Moraga, Catriona returned to her hometown of Penn Valley, California in 2009. Catriona has worked in a group home serving severely emotionally disturbed teens since November 2010, most recently as a therapeutic behavioral services specialist. The job is trying, but also has its rewards, and Catriona recently celebrated the transition of one of her long-term students into a lower level of care. The job has led her to a passion for work with this population and she plans to apply to master's programs for social work beginning in fall 2014. Catriona visits the East Bay to visit alumni, friends and former students whenever possible.