Kathleen applies human-centered design methodologies to problem spaces in public health with the goal of promoting health equity and community resilience. Previously, Kathleen worked for the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of Public Health Preparedness, where she designed educational modules and researched emerging technologies to promote community preparedness. She also served on the SPARK Boston council, where she advised the mayor on policies and programs that affect young Bostonians.
She holds a Master of Arts in Media Design from Emerson College. For her thesis, Kathleen partnered with the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services to co-create a mobile app and journal that use positive future orientation and goal-setting as a way to prevent youth substance misuse. Kathleen also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Global Perspectives from Bridgewater State University.
A lifelong Bostonian, Kathleen has always had a passion for work that impacts her community. You can find her riding the T, scouring used book stores for her next read, and visiting art museums.
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Kathleen has visited over thirty art museums around the world and is always looking for recommendations for her next trip.