Katherine grew up in the Bay Area before attending Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She graduated in 2014 with a double major in Neuroscience & Behavior and the Science in Society Program. At Wesleyan, Katherine worked in a developmental biology lab, using zebrafish as a model to study the genetic basis of human spinal disorders. In her summers, she has done research at Stanford on the neurobiology of autism, as well as research at Pfizer on a rat model for prefrontal deficit and cognitive symptoms in schizophrenia. Katherine joined Dr. Victor Valcour’s lab in May 2014, where she works as a neuroimaging coordinator, assisting with a pediatric HIV imaging study, among others. Katherine is a classically trained ballet dancer and enjoys dancing in her free time, as well as hiking, running, and being outdoors.