Kate graduated summa cum-laude from the University of South Dakota in May 2011 with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and Spanish. She married her husband, Mason, in June. She and her husband moved to WV in August 2011. Currently, Kate works as the Development Director for Capital Resource Agency, Inc., a social service non-profit in Charleston, WV and for the National Youth Science Foundation part-time. In that rare moment of spare time, Kate enjoys volunteer work and babysitting, as well as photography and spending time with friends and family.