Cate Bednarz (Buckley) attended Curry College, a small liberal arts college in the Boston area, for her bachelor’s degree. Her degree was in communication with a concentration in film studies and she also studied management and creative writing. The variety of education that she received in undergraduate school led her to want to return to school.
After working briefly at Boston University, she returned to school at Penn State to complete her master’s degree in media studies. Her area of study was the Hollywood industry and her thesis was on the midnight releases of blockbuster movies. For her dissertation Bednarz plans to continue her research in the many aspects of the Hollywood industry such as the commercialism, political economy, and its relation to women’s studies.