Kathie is a native of College Station and graduated from Texas A&M University (class of 1987) with a BS in Agriculture. Kathie began working in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (back when it was just the College of Veterinary Medicine) in 1996 in the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Office. She worked there for 15 years before moving to other offices within the College. She is back in the ADRGS office serving as a Graduate Academic Advisor. Kathie is married with 4 children, a dog, and a cat. She enjoys reading, crafting, gardening, and sports.