Kathryn joined the Center for Political Economy at Columbia World Projects in April 2023 as a Project Officer. Prior to joining CWP, Kathryn worked for Survivor Corps, a grassroots organization that arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic to connect COVID survivors to medical, scientific, and legal resources and to advocate for long COVID recognition. Kathryn also worked as a COVID-19 Contact Tracer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the height of the pandemic, performing outreach to COVID cases and contacts to minimize COVID transmission and help those affected. Now, motivated by her background in pandemic response work, Kathryn is interested in supporting the Center for Political Economy as it reimagines and advances economic frameworks that protect the health and welfare of the public. Kathryn graduated from Vassar College in May 2020 with a degree in Science, Technology & Society.