Kathy has also served as communications director for the Texas Council on Family Violence and National Domestic Violence Hotline and as public affairs director for Planned Parenthood Federation of Austin.
In her roles as spokesperson for TFN and other organizations, Kathy has testified before the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress and has appeared on national cable news networks such as CNN, MSNBC and FOX and the major broadcast networks. She has also given numerous interviews on local, state and national radio and has appeared in state and national newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
In addition, Kathy has trained thousands of individuals from Texas and across the nation on media relations, grassroots organizing and mobilizing to combat far-right extremism.
Kathy earned a degree in political science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and attended the University of Texas graduate school, studying philosophy. She is the mother of two daughters, Olivia and Caroline, both of whom have attended public school in Austin.