Cathy Gillis is a mother to two teenage sons. She believes that science and love are the most powerful forces in life. Nothing is impossible, and differences are what make life interesting. Cathy tries to approach life with a sense of compassion, understanding, and constant discovery. Parent, wife, and fiber artist, Cathy has been involved in education, advocacy, and most recently, the TransformAK video project. This is her third Gender Odyssey conference.