Kathy holds a BS in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in information technology from American University. Her professional career began in research & development where she published several articles on hip replacement research. She moved into higher education and then the non-profit sector when she and her family relocated to Oregon from Washington DC in 2007. Kathy currently serves on the leadership team of the Oregon Computer Science Teachers Association where she advises on programs and events and is a STEM education advocate. She enjoys attending Oregon Symphony performances and backpacking with her family.