Kat joined the Nature Discovery Center team as Development Director in 2021. Kat has worked in education nonprofits since 2004 as a teacher, communications and events specialist, operations manager, and fundraiser. Most recently, Kat served as development writer at the Houston Zoo, where she collaborated on grants with the education and conservation teams and worked on the Zoo’s centennial capital campaign. Before the Zoo, Kat worked with Houston A+ Challenge and Citizen Schools here in Houston and with Aim High and Citizen Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kat holds a B.A. in Media Studies from Pomona College. Outside of work, Kat sings with the Houston Symphony Chorus, volunteers with The Woods Project, and is an avid traveler.