Cat Leonard, MA, RAC

"I’m very conscious of how precious time is to my clients, and that Advisory Committee preparations are often an added job above their day-to-day role and responsibilities. I'm fully invested in making it easier for clients to get the work done and be confident in the product they deliver."

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Cat is an experienced communications professional who has prepared companies across a wide range of therapeutic areas for more than 80 FDA Advisory Committee meetings and other regulatory interactions. She combines her background as an academic writer, researcher, and lecturer with her understanding of science to develop clear, concise, and relevant messages that align across deliverables – ensuring an effective communication strategy for every interaction.


Cat synthesizes complex data and information and translates them into simple concepts – building messages that reach and resonate with audiences and stakeholders. Whether working with individuals to script presentations or in group settings to draft messages, she is inclusive of client desires and needs while keeping the process moving forward. Cat is results-oriented and keeps clients working toward their communication and business goals.


Before coming to 3D, Cat taught classes at the university, high school, and intermediate levels. Cat earned bachelor’s degrees in history, political science, and nutrition from Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in political science and history from the University at Albany, where she also completed doctoral coursework in Early American history. She holds Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC US) from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.

Special Interests

Cat is an avid supporter of Penn State’s Four Diamonds Fund and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. In her spare time, she runs long-distance road races and enters culinary competitions.

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