Catherine Nadals has more than 25 years of experience overseeing historic preservation and environmental legislation for various federal agencies including the National Park Service, the Federal Highway Administration, the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. While at the STB between 2002 and 2015, Catherine acted as the agency historic preservation expert and tribal liaison while also managing environmental compliance for railroad construction projects. Catherine spent the earlier part of her career as an archaeologist and was the lead archaeologist for lava-threatened regions within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Catherine has led many public and tribal outreach meetings and has provided training in archaeological principles and cultural resources management. She has been a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Transportation Research Board and the Society for American Archaeology. She lives on a farm in Maryland near the Appalachian Trail where she keeps bees.