Kate graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. During her time at Carleton, she synthesized and tested a precious metal catalyst to understand its mechanism in adding hydrogen to a substrate. Since coming to the NIA for her post-bac, her research has focused on understanding how lipid mediators may contribute to the development and progression of neurodegenerative disorders. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry.