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Headshot of Catherine Durkin Robinson, EOL Doula Course Instructor

Catherine Durkin Robinson

"Everyone deserves a good death. I am honored to support those at end-of-life".

Catherine graduated from The University of Vermont’s End-of-Life Doula Program and is a member of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance. She has experience leading Jewish, Catholic, Buddhist and Humanist death rituals in her private practice, Anitya Doula Services, and she has logged over 100 volunteer hours with hospice. Catherine is a proud LGBTQ+ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion death doula and an experienced trip sitter for clients who use plant medicine to help with end-of-life anxiety. Her death work is heavily influenced by the people she met on her travel adventures cliff diving in Hawaii, climbing Masada in Israel, swimming in the Red Sea, and tracking whales in Alaska.


Catherine is a lifelong progressive who led the advocacy movement in Florida and around the U.S. for education equity. After graduating with a history/political science degree from University of South Florida, she began organizing movements that help to end apartheid and cosmetic testing on animals, start community recycling, support freedom fighters in Ireland, restore voting rights to felons, shut down animal exploitation at circuses, protect a woman’s right to choose, and pass common sense gun laws.

Catherine also taught high school social studies for eight years and penned two newspaper columns for almost a decade. 


Profound life experiences include raising two wonderful sons, running the Boston Marathon, witnessing a total eclipse of the sun, and exploring plant medicines such as psilocybin and ayahuasca. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys yoga, meditation, running and cycling. 

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