Kathy grew up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, attended Syracuse University where she earned a dual degree in economics and finance. After college, she moved to Boston and worked as a fixed income trader and portfolio manager for 12 years. She met her husband and started her family there. Kathy volunteered at her children’s schools and was on the board of one. She served on the town’s finance committee for five years until she moved to Lafayette in 2005. In Lafayette, Kathy has volunteered at the schools and various community events. She is the assistant treasurer for the Lafayette Community Foundation and has also volunteered with the Red Cross for close to 30 years.