Katherine was born and raised in Central Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University at Alexandria with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology. She worked at the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office during her undergraduate degree; however, moved to Dallas, Texas to begin her career in non-profit. While working at the North Texas Food Bank, she worked directly with clients through state benefit program application assistance and referrals to outside agencies. Her dedication to her team and community members allowed her to thrive. Upon moving back to Central Louisiana, she began working at the United Way of Central Louisiana in hopes to help make a similar positive impact through leveraging resources and relationships in the community. In her time off, she is a dedicated, passionate mother and friend.