Catharine Wadsworth*


England/Pacific Islands

Born in England, Cathy Wadsworth grew up in the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific. Ms. Wadsworth’s family kept their English traditions while becoming immersed in the rich Fijian cultural heritage. The Fijians are great environmentalists, mainly because of their great knowledge and ability to adapt and reuse the plants and animals in their habitat. Ms. Wadsworth expresses her respect for the islands in her teaching. Ms. Wadsworth moved to the U.S. to attend Maharishi International University, where she earned a teacher’s license and art endorsement. Ms. Wadsworth lives in Fairfield, Iowa with her husband and two children, where she used to own a restaurant.