Kat is a second year PhD student in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy and American Politics. Her main research focus is state level abortion restrictions and their impact on a state's abortion rate. Kat's other areas of interest include campaigns and elections, political parties, and public opinion.
Kat served as an Assembly Representative for her RGSO, Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS), September-December 2013 and was elected Assembly Speaker in October 2013. She was appointed Acting Vice President of the GSA in January 2014 and currently serves the GSA in that position. Kat has really enjoyed working with the RGSOs and helping to answer questions regarding topics such as RGSO funding, vouchers, and RGSO requirements/benefits.
As Vice President, Kat hopes to continue to build a strong relationship between the Executive Board and the RGSOs as well as work with the Executive Board on membership and retention.