BS California Polytechnic State University, MS Engineering Mgmnt., Kettering University, CIJE staff member since 2018; Kate started flying at age thirteen. As an engineer, she has worked with cargo aircraft, spacecraft, corporate jets, helicopters and unmanned aviation. One of the aircraft she worked on is currently displayed in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. She holds awards from NASA and the Society of Women Engineers. Originally from California, Kate now calls Texas home with her husband, toddler, miniature schnauzer and their family airplane.