Growing up in a military family, Kathleen was destined to follow suit and serve her country. She was attending Georgetown University on an Army ROTC scholarship when her eyes were opened to a new aspect of the military – combat deployments – after the attacks of 9/11 during her first semester.
She cites the leadership training and responsibility she received as an Army officer for giving her the leadership skills she now has and credits that training for elevating her performance in both military and non-military settings.
While pursuing her master’s degree, she is working in international relations as a strategic government consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, conducting strategic intelligence for U.S. government clients. She plans to help provide the U.S. Government with options in dealing with foreign policy challenges.
Kathleen also is committed to volunteerism working to aide wounded warriors. She is a member of the board of directors of the Thomas Jerome House (TJH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing long-term care to servicemembers who have suffered traumatic brain injury.