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  • Caitlin Crowl '06

    Plus Size Model & Fit Model, Public Speaker

    “The close-knit community at Elmira College builds a foundation that allows you to tackle any career you seek.”

    As a 2006 Business Marketing and Communications graduate, Cat Crowl has developed a powerful and fulfilling career as a model and public speaker, building her brand on the platform of health and body positivity. Cat grew up in the small town of Farmingdale, New Jersey and has since returned back to her roots. As an only child, she kept busy with school and activities and found a passion for ice hockey after years of spending winters vacationing in Lake Placid, New York. Cat had always dreamed of becoming a famous athlete or a model, and after years of investing her time, passion and perseverance, her dreams finally came true.


    With her superintendent mother and her father in the ice rink business, the road was paved for Cat to become one of Elmira’s exceptional student athletes. Elmira College offered her the opportunity to continue playing ice hockey and provided a seamless transition from her New England boarding school in to the personalized education offered in a small setting at Elmira. Cat dedicated all four years at Elmira to the Women’s Ice Hockey team and her business degree, crediting Professor Alison Wolfe for her public speaking skills and her ability to promote and sell herself as a brand.


    Shortly after graduating from Elmira, Cat met her manager Jacquelyn Willard, founder of Matrix Model Management, who focuses on developing and placing models prior to signing with top agencies and believed that Cat was able to find success as a model at size 12. Cat proudly continues to work closely with Jacqueline, and happily announces that Matrix Model Management recently signed with a huge global movement called “Healthy is the New Skinny”. This motto infiltrates Cat’s brand identity and is the core focus of many of her public speaking engagements in which she advocates for a healthy body image in young women. She has spoken to audiences of all sizes, including the Girls Scouts of America organization, stressing that athleticism does not detract from femininity, but strengthens your self-image. Cat considers the milestones of her career to be finding a healthy balance in food, exercise and self-confidence as well as the countless travel experiences she has had.


    Cat has modeled for agencies such as MSA, C.L.I.C.K., Matrix Model Management, Heffner Model Management and Wilhelmina Models. Her portfolio is also available on her personal website.


    Photograph courtesy of NLB Photography.



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