Kat is a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center specializing in microwave remote sensing. After completing her Master's degree in the Climate and Society program at Columbia University, she spent 6 months working for a social enterprise in rural northeastern India. Seeing firsthand the impacts of a stronger than usual monsoon season sparked her interest in flood mapping and humanitarian use of satellite imagery. She has spent the last 5 years at CUNY developing various satellite-based inundation datasets, including the global NASA Surface WAter Microwave Products Series (SWAMPS) and regionally derived maps based on imaging radar and GNSS-reflectometry. Kat holds a BA in Biology from Carleton College.