Katherine has worked in public relations and marketing for nine years and is currently the communications manager at the Council of Graduate Schools.
In addition, Katherine spent several years teaching literature and composition courses at the University of Maryland, College Park, while earning an M.A. in English. She received her B.A. in English from The Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College and served on the board of directors for the award-winning student newspaper, The Daily Collegian.
In 2016, she served on the CureFest USA planning committee as the marketing and PR lead.
I’ve known Lindsay and Mike for over 15 years, and in that time, I watched them meet, fall in love, get married, and have the most beautiful, extraordinary daughter, Kate Olivia Rhoades.
Lindsay and Mike are remarkable people: kind and loyal friends, amazing parents, and passionate activists. When Kate was first diagnosed with ALL, my heart broke and my eyes were opened to the horrors of pediatric cancer.
Over the next two years, I watched a vibrant two-year-old suffer terrible side effects from outdated treatments, but I also discovered my hero. In that time, Kate’s spirit was unwavering. Her strength and determination were inspiring, and I never doubted her resilience. But in January of 2016, the true, vile nature of childhood cancer reared its ugly head, and even the best odds meant nothing to this monster.
I am honored to serve on the Advisory Board for Kate’s Cause and help raise awareness and make a difference in the pediatric cancer community.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.– Helen Keller