She began interacting with MUSE students and faculty when she produced a conference with Sylvia Earle, the renowned marine biologist, explorer, and the first female chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Kathryn most recently served as Senior Advancement Officer for Pepperdine University and was Assistant Director of their Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture. She also serves on the development committee for the Exceptional Children’s Foundation. Kathryn’s business training in development was with Mellon Bank in Wealth Management. She holds a master of arts degree in cinematic media production from Pepperdine and a communication studies degree from University of California, Santa Barbara.