Kate obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska Southeast (1995) and a PhD in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Rhode Island (2001). Her training is in behavioural and social psychology with a focus on multivariate statistics and research methods. She has worked within the Alaska State Legislature, Brown University (Butler Campus), Kent Hospital/Care New England, the University of Rhode Island and Various B2B and B2C Fortune 500 companies developing experimental designs and applying multivariate analysis investigating the efficacy of various programs and/or campaign strategies targeting behavior change and tracking the customer and patient's journey.
She is passionate about connecting with people, students, teaching, understanding multicultural and gender issues, social and health psychology, and developing and challenging our theoretical models and the analytic methodologies to which they are anchored.
She lives on her boat (Outlier) with her dog (Homer). She remains actively engaged in researching women’s health issues and believes in advancing the role of women in science. She cares deeply about our planet at the global and community level. She is a Do-It-Yourselfer type and love all types of water sports.