Katherine graduated from Smith College in 2009 with a degree in Biology. She has since pursued a career in quantitative global health research through the Post-Bachelor Fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). While at IHME, Katherine earned an MPH from the University of Washington and was a contributing member to the Global Burden of Disease 2010 and 2013 studies. She then worked as a visiting researcher in Cuernavaca, Mexico at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública researching subnational mortality levels and trends. Her current research interests include impact evaluation, methods development, and the prioritization of public health interventions in resource-scarce settings.