My name is Cat DiStasio (she/they). I’ve been a professional freelance writer for over 20 years, and I wrote for fun long before that. And I’m still having a lot of fun.
I write primarily about human resources and technology for B2B clients. On the HR side, I specialize in talent acquisition and recruiting, employee engagement, and retention. On the tech side, my main focuses include AI and automation, clean energy and tech, and climate technology.
Prior to becoming a full-time freelancer, I was a human resources professional, focusing on talent acquisition and recruiting. As an employee and as a consultant, I worked in the finance, healthcare, technology, retail, entertainment, and communications industries—noting, of course, that people are people no matter what line of business they are in. As an HR consultant, I worked with small- and medium-sized businesses to develop sustainable hiring practices, establish fair employment policies, and create inclusive professional development programs. More recently, I’ve worked on a number of projects related to workplace diversity and representation, both in policy and practice.
I hold a degree in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies from the University of Washington, where I studied race and gender dynamics in the workplace while working alongside veterans of the civil rights movement to create oral and written histories of Southern freedom struggles. I also studied philosophy and education at New College of Florida. I used to read a LOT of books.
I live near Columbus, Ohio, where I spend my free time walking in the woods with my family, collecting houseplants, and pickling all the things. I also believe wholeheartedly in the healing power of freshly baked bread.