Cathiana Vital recently spoke at the 30th Annual SFIC Fundraising Dinner. As an alumnus, Cathiana has returned to Our Lady Help of Christians (OLHC) Catholic School in East Orange to visit her former principal and elementary school. Cathiana and her sister, Nirva, both attended OLHC and Marylawn of the Oranges High School in South Orange, while their brother Perkens attended OLHC and Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair.
The Vital family is one of the many families in the Archdiocese of Newark who have received tuition assistance from the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children so their children could attend a Catholic School.
Cathiana was born, and still resides, in Newark, New Jersey. She attended Our Lady Help of Christians graduating in 2002 with the highest honors. She went on to attend Marylawn of the Oranges, were she graduated in 2006 as class Valedictorian. Cathiana was a recipient of the
Gates Millennium Scholarship at Syracuse University. In 2010, she received a BS degree in Accounting and Marketing and went on to receive her Masters in Information Management in 2012.
She is currently working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in New York City and was one of ten scholarship alumni featured in Naomi Riley’s new book, Opportunity and Hope. Cathiana continues to be an active in giving back to the community by participating on the SFIC Board of Associates.