Her Habitat journey began volunteering alongside her Dad as a teenager at Habitat sites in Maine, but really took it deeper as a freshman in college when she spent her spring break in Leesburg, Florida, on a Habitat work trip.
She saw firsthand the impact of Habitat and immediately became hooked on the mission. Through college, her dedication to Habitat grew: she met Millard Fuller, read his books, and served as Habitat Campus Chapter President. She often jokes that she “minored in Habitat” during her years at Eastern University, where she earned her BA in anthropology in 2005.
Following college, Kathy continued to delve into the world of Habitat, joining Habitat Philadelphia as an AmeriCorps member in 2005. The AmeriCorps position took Kathy beyond the volunteer construction work, into the crucial work of Habitat’s partnerships with families. It was family partnership work that stoked an even deeper passion for Kathy.