Kathleen has earned a B.A. in political science and women’s and gender studies from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and a Graduate Certificate in women’s and gender studies from Rutgers University. While at Muhlenberg, she worked as the Student Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. At Rutgers, she has worked as a research assistant for the Center for American Women and Politics and the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Her research interests center gender, race, and representation in American politics.