Kat has achieved the academic requirements for the Governance Essentials Program for Directors of Not-For-Profit Organizations via the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is an active member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) Alberta North Chapter. In 2021, she joined the Board of Directors and leads the Education and Programs portfolio. Kat is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Edmonton and Area Chapter. She lends her expertise to teach the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising whenever she can. Kat is also Brene Brown Dare to Lead™ Trained.
With five years of post-secondary education, Kat is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, where she earned a Certificate in Public Relations Management and a Diploma in Social Sciences with an emphasis in community and social services from Dawson College.