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Katherine was born and raised in Riverview, Florida, and has lived in Central Florida until moving to Athens for graduate school. In 2016, she graduated from Southeastern University with a B.A. in Communications with minors in Religion, Theatre, and English. As a part of the University’s Honors Program requirements, she completed a thesis entitled “Improving the Cinematherapy Film Selection Process By Applying Literary Theory.”

While completing her undergraduate degree, Katherine produced a feature length film and spent her last semester enrolled in the Disney College Program in Orlando as an attractions cast member. Currently, her interests for graduate level research include trauma theory, grief in film, therapeutic film use, and Disney films.