Catherine Ojala was a refugee, born in Liberia and raised in Sierra Leone. By the age of 8 Catherine and her family had been through two civil wars.

After escaping their second civil war in 1996, her parents were determined to give their two daughters a new opportunity in America. They relocated to Orlando, FL where her parents still reside today. Catherine graduated from the Nicholson School of Communications at the University of Central Florida in 2012. During her senior year, she was given the opportunity to be the Keynote Speaker at the President's Donor Award Banquet. This was one of many opportunities that helped form her into the speaker she is today.

Catherine now resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband Steven. She's persistently active in her community and serves on the board of several Non-profit organizations, believing that change only comes by immersing yourself into the change that you want to see.


Faith, Family and Community are the core essential principles that her daily life is built upon.