Since joining the federal public service in 2011, Katherine has been at Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and is now Director of Citizen Engagement at the Correctional Service of Canada. With an M.A. in Indigenous Studies from Carleton University (2005), and eight years as a research consultant for Indian Residential Schools, Katherine is passionate about Indigenous issues and relations. A resident of Ottawa, she has been active in the community as chair and multicultural coordinator on her children’s school council and is also a volunteer with her children’s soccer club. She also serves on the board of the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre. Together with her partner, a Nigerian-born writer and musician, she has two boys. Katherine is also an avid cyclist and enjoys being active in and around Ottawa, which has been home since 2002.