Katherine graduated magna cum laude from Wichita State University (WSU) in 2010, with majors in History, Political Science, and French.
Her interest in international issues runs in the family; her mother was a Foreign Service Officer and her father was a Middle East Intelligence Analyst. Born in London, England where her family was stationed, she was raised between Falls Church, Virginia and Athens, Greece through middle school. After her mother's retirement, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she attended high school.
As an undergraduate at WSU, Katherine had an opportunity to return to her international past; she participated in the WSU Model United Nations for two years, earning an honorable mention at the 2008 Midwest Model United Nations conference in St. Louis, Missouri and serving on the dais staff at the 2009 National Model United Nations conference in New York City. As part of her French major, she studied at the University of Orleans in Orleans, France during the summer of 2009.
Katherine is currently pursuing a foreign service career while studying law at William and Mary. Her first summer will be spent working at the National Center for State Courts International Programs Division in Arlington, Virginia.