Kathryn is a PhD candidate in Comparative and International Development Education. In her doctoral research, Kathryn examines how citizenship is understood and practiced in higher education institutions, specifically focusing on the role universities play in fostering the development of students as the future leaders in our global society. She is committed to exploring the potential of critical approaches to education for global citizenship and sustainability that address – rather than perpetuate – social, political, and economic inequalities in power that are reproduced in policy, practice, and scholarship. Kathryn has over 20 years of experience in educational settings in the United States, Germany, Ukraine, and Bangladesh. In her free time, she loves to hike, cook, and garden.