Kat earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She went on to earn a Master’s of Science degree with Honors from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) in Environmental Science with a focus in Environmental Chemistry. She is interested in all aspects of Environmental Chemistry and how environmental factors impact our health. She is the Lab Manager and the “sample prep machine” for untargeted metabolomics projects. She also helps with instrumental analysis, data acquisition and data analysis methods.