Kathryn "Katie" completed her BA in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013 and her MA in Criminology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2016. Her thesis examined sexual assault victimization and perpetration at HBCUs in North Carolina, utilizing a feminist routine activities theory perspective. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Sociology program at WVU and her dissertation uses a racial threat theory framework to explore the accessibility of the legal cannabis consumer market. She works as the evaluator for the WV Bureau for Public Health Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease through her employment at the WV Prevention Research Center. Her current interests include health equity, social cannabis issues, community development, and evaluation.