Katherine grew up in Chicago, and although she is very proud to call the city home, she has traveled and worked around the world since then. After graduating from Brown University with a A.B. in Middle East Studies magna cum laude, she moved to Cairo where she worked as a Presidential Intern at the American University in Cairo. After living in Egypt for a year, she returned to America, working as a Junior Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Katherine is currently pursuing an MA in Arabic and Near and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, University of London. Katherine first started working in youth mentorship as a counselor at Seeds of Peace, a summer camp that brings together youth from global conflict regions to engage in dialogue. Katherine’s tutoring career began during her time as an undergraduate at Brown University where she worked as a Writing Fellow, a peer-tutoring program in which students receive training to work with their fellow undergraduates on their academic essays and writing skills. This experience, as well as serving as editor-in-chief of the Brown Journal of World Affairs, greatly contributed to her work at ESM where she specializes in ACT/SAT tutoring, as well as English and history.
Since moving to London, Katherine has loved living in such a global city. Alongside her studies and work with ESM, she is passionate about promoting greater equity and understanding between the Middle East and the West. In her free time, Katherine loves anything and everything food related, whether cooking or trying new restaurants, as well as seeing live music and practicing yoga.