Katherine is an associate professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Katherine was a postdoctoral fellow at the Education Policy Initiative at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, working with Susan Dynarski and Brian Jacob on issues surrounding inequality in education. Katherine completed her PhD in Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. She holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Wesleyan University. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Katherine was a research assistant at the Urban Institute. Her research interests include family policy, education policy, social demography, and inequality.