Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Kat is an educator as well as a multimedia artist. They work in theater, film, editorial video, and emerging creative fields. With a background in youth education, including LGBTQ+ leadership programs and youth playwrighting, Kat has a unique interdisciplinary perspective. They also have dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and ADD—while those facts do not always make it on a resume, they do help Kat understand firsthand some of the invisible hurdles of education. At Fusion, they teach English and several electives. Kat's philosophical approach to teaching English is that its interdisciplinary skeleton is foundational to all narrative creative work. In their free time, they are likely hosting Zoom PowerPoint presentations on absurd subjects with their friends, binge-watching HBO series, and collaborating on creative projects with pals.