In 2010, Catalina ran for Judge of the Orphans' Court. In 2011 she ran for her first attempt as Mayor of Baltimore City. As an unaffiliated candidate, Catalina was required to collect signatures to appear on the ballot but was unsuccessful. Nonetheless, the experience enabled her to gain platforms for education, entrepreneurship, and economic development; which led to valuable discussions about the future and priorities of her beloved Baltimore. Catalina has held significant roles in the campaigns of previous Governors, State Delegates, and City Council members. Catalina also served on the Community Oversight Task Force (COTF) created by the Baltimore’s consent decree. She is currently serving as Chair of the Domestic Violence Committee on the Women’s Commission of Baltimore City.
During her time as a host and political analyst Catalina has had television and radio shows, recurring segments, been featured on Radio One WOLB, WEAA, WURD (Philadelphia), appeared for the last 10 years on Square Off with Richard Sher and both appeared and guest hosted on Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now on TV One. Outside of her lived experiences and work in the community, Catalina is also respected for her 15+ years on the air in Baltimore and beyond.