Faculty & Staff



Lecturer in Law


JD, William S. Richardson School of Law, 2016
BS, Chemistry, 2008


Katherine is currently a complex civil litigation attorney with Bays Lung Rose & Holma.  As a Richardson law student, Katherine was selected by the National Jurist Magazine as one of the “Top 25 law Students in the United States” in 2015 for her work with the Handa Center for International Justice to establish a trial monitoring program at the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal, and her numerous committee and leadership roles at Richardson.

After graduation, Katherine based out of the Philippines as an international legal consultant on international commercial arbitration and maritime security matters, lecturing at numerous high level ministerial meetings throughout Southeast Asia and the European Union. 

Before practicing law, Katherine served as a U.S. Army Officer in the Transportation Corps and served a combat tour in Afghanistan as the movement control officer in charge of the third largest logistics hub in theater.

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