Katharine grew up in the town of Orange, California. She attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, where she developed a passion for giving back to the community by volunteering with the Special Olympics and the Assistance League of Orange.
Katharine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After college, Katharine worked in the human resources department of a manufacturing company. It was during her time working with employees that Katharine realized she could combine her love of reading and writing with her passion for helping others by pursuing a career in law.
Katharine attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. During law school, Katharine worked as a licensed student attorney at the Loyola University Community Law Center Clinic, representing low income clients in civil litigation matters. Katharine also volunteered at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, which provides pro bono legal services to the local community.
In her spare time Katharine enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with her dog Lucy and cats Neko and Kaze.