Kathy Cafiero

Career Development Specialist, Eastern CT


Kathy joined ReadyCT as a career development specialist for the eastern Connecticut team. Before this opportunity, Kathy was the regional job developer at a nonprofit within the American Job Centers East, connecting young adults with meaningful work experiences at local employers. 

She also has held paraeducator and substitute teacher roles in Greater New London school districts; additionally, for a time, Kathy served in AmeriCorps as a STEM educator. 

Kathy’s educational and workforce development passion and background in guiding students into their future pursuits fit rightly with ReadyCT. She looks forward to sharing ReadyCT’s foundational programs and career services with eastern CT students, giving them the skills and resources they need to be READY to reach their goals!

Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University. She also has a grant writing certification from Fort Hayes State University. Kathy resides in Mystic, CT, with her husband and two rescue pups. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, exploring nature, cooking, and antiquing.

Every student deserves to have access to knowledge and options. That access is the first step in helping them make each subsequent step in their career journey.”