Dr. Catharine Young is the Executive Director of the SHEPHERD Foundation, an organization seeking to revolutionize the rare cancer system. Prior to this position, Catharine served as the Senior Director of Science Policy at the Biden Cancer Initiative, a philanthropic extension of Vice President Biden’s stewardship of the Cancer Moonshot. There she led several data initiatives including working groups tackling both data sharing and data standardization. Catharine has also served as the Senior Science & Science Policy Advisor for the British Embassy and UK Ambassador. Her US government work includes serving in the Department of Defense, Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Warfare Division as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow.