Kathryn leads grantmaking and partnership efforts to support a holistic vision of education and adolescent development. She was drawn to the Stuart Foundation’s commitment to supporting equitable school systems, where young people are heard and valued.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Kathryn was an Education Program Fellow at the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, where her work focused on elevating the voices of youth, family, and communities. Previously, Kathryn served as a research and policy associate at the Learning Policy Institute (LPI). At LPI, Kathryn’s research focused on the spread of deeper learning competencies and equity in schools, as well as principal turnover. While in graduate school, she conducted research examining college and career readiness efforts of a national nonprofit organization. Kathryn began her career in education as a fourth grade teacher in her hometown of New Haven, Connecticut, where she also designed and taught a social justice issues course for high school students.

Kathryn received her undergraduate degrees in history and Africana studies, and a Master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University. She also holds a Master’s degree in teaching from Sacred Heart University. Kathryn serves on the Board of BlackFemaleProject. In her spare time, Kathryn finds joy in mentoring high school and college-aged students, and spending time with her nephews and dog.