Catherine Dean

Catherine Dean

A former Museum curator and third-generation educator, Cathy has been babywearing since the birth of her first daughter in 2011.  She now is a Master Babywearing Educator, a Center for Babywearing Studies trained Babywearing Consultant, and the President of BWI of Central Virginia.  She has served on the BWI Board of Directors since 2014.

Cathy currently lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and two daughters. She has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Grinnell College. She is a proponent of “anthropological parenting” and is thrilled to see a resurgence of this traditional practice in contemporary society. Cathy is a historic costume enthusiast and history buff and when not babywearing you can find her cooking allergy-friendly foods, sewing, or enjoying contemporary and historical social dance. She is self-employed and owns Historically Inspired Designs. She has more than a decade of hands-on non-profit experience both as a staff member and volunteer and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Traditional American Dance and Music Society and the Costume Society of America, Southeastern Region.