Katherine is a Contemplative Sciences Writer for the Contemplative Sciences Center, having joined the CSC team in June 2018. She supports the CSC’s Scholarship and Communications divisions, with a specific focus on generating content for the Contemplative University, a digital resource of scholarship in the contemplative humanities and sciences. As writer and editor, she works to synthesize research, support the process of content development with scholarship collaborators and contributors, and provide editorial expertise for content published in the Contemplative University.
In 2011 Katherine joined the Darden School of Business as a Research, Editing, and Publishing Associate. In that role she has provided extensive research and writing support particularly related to psychological and contemplative sciences in addition to a variety of academic disciplines and business related topics. In 2017 she co-authored a book with Darden professor Edward D. Hess entitled Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age (Berrett-Koehler). Katherine has been a professional editor and writer for 13 years; she was also a securities lawyer and associate general counsel of a public technology company in Seattle. As a lawyer she co-founded an organization to facilitate pro bono business law advice and counseling to non-profits and community organizations in Washington state.
Katherine received a B.A. in International Relations and Japanese from Bucknell University in 1997 and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2000.