Catalyst Staff

Venessa Hughes

Senior Associate Fact Checker and Librarian

Venessa is a Senior Associate Fact Checker and Librarian in Catalyst’s Information Center. In addition to fact-checking, Venessa answers in-depth custom research questions and creates IC knowledge products, including Quick Takes. She conducts staff trainings on fact-checking and is a member of the Copyright team and the Production Committee. Venessa is also a frequent contributor to Library Journal, including book reviews and a collection development article on income inequality. Venessa earned a Master’s of Library Science from the University at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Dayton.