Catherine Carrera is Chalkbeat Newark’s first bureau chief. Catherine previously covered K-12 education on Long Island for Newsday. Before that, she was a reporter at The Record/NorthJersey.com, covering New Jersey’s higher education landscape. She also served as a statehouse reporter and local news reporter during her time at The Record. Catherine, a New Jersey native, is a graduate of Rutgers University. She earned a certificate teaching English to speakers of other languages and had a stint as a TESOL teacher in India.