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Catherine Asaro was born in Oakland, California. She has a B.S. in chemistry from UCLA and an M.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University. She was a physics professor until 1990, after which she established Molecudyne Research for her scientific consulting.
A former ballerina, Catherine Asaro has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio. She founded and served as artistic director and a principal dancer for two dance groups at Harvard: Mainly Jazz and the Harvard University Ballet. After she graduated, her undergraduate students took over Mainly Jazz and made it into a club at the college.
When not writing and making appearances at conventions and signings, Catherine also teaches a math. She has coached various nationally ranked teams with home, private, and public school students, in particular the Howard Area Homeschoolers and the Chesapeake team for the American Regional Mathematics League (ARML). Her students have placed a the top levels in numerous national competitions, including the USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) and the USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS). Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, an astrophysicist at NASA. They have one daughter, a ballet dancer and mathematician.