Kathryn received her undergraduate degree in microbiology from Purdue University before serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa. She earned her Doctor of Public Health degree in community health sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her writings, including the medical thriller, Think Zebras, are based on her 20+ years of experience working in public health practice as an epidemiologist, operations and policy analyst, and manager.