Kat received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Florida State University. She is a research scientist interested in the intersection between cognitive science and artificial intelligence. During her Ph.D. program, she worked for IBM and investigated how to use speech samples to predict dementia status in older adults. As Kat neared the end of her doctoral program, she realized she wanted to continue scaling her abilities to impact the world positively. Kat met Cangrade, and the rest is, as they say, history. She loves distance running, Dungeons and Dragons, and the occasional woodworking project in her free time.