Kat earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNL in 2013 focusing on Anthropolgy, Great Plains Studies and Native Studies. Kat was part of the 2011-2012 cohort of the Umóⁿhoⁿ language class and was a member of the Umóⁿhoⁿ Language Instruction Team. The team in collaboration with UNL Professor, Dr. Mark Awakuni-Swetland, the Omaha Language and Culture Center, and the Omaha Nation Public School, published the texbook "The Omaha Language and the Omaha Way: An Introduction to Omaha Language and Culture" in August of 2018.
Kat has been with the Department of Anthropology since May of 2018. She is currently a graduate student in Anthropology while also working towards a graduate certificate in Museum Studies.