Cat Goughnour is Associate Director, Racial Wealth Equity. She has served as the lead technical assistance provider for the Northwest Area Foundation-funded African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI), focused on strengthening Prosperity Now’s outreach and partnership with communities of color, as well as building nonprofit community economic development capacity. Ms. Goughnour is the lead strategist on Prosperity Now's internal racial wealth equity work. In addition, Ms. Goughnour owns and operates a certified Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWESB) business specializing in human rights, racial equity and social justice consulting. She deploys a unique perspective, skillset and framework in her work. Ms. Goughnour is a certified Community Health Worker, racial just facilitator, and published researcher. Finally, she has been recognized for affordable housing and human rights advocacy for her work on the gentrification-mitigating Right 2 Root Campaign. Ms. Goughnour holds a Master of Science in Sociology from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Political Philosophy from Portland State University.