Katherine Smith (she/her/hers) is a second-year Graduate Assistant from Morrisville, North Carolina. An Alum of UNC-Charlotte, Katherine graduated in May 2018 with a B.A. in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Urban Youth and Communites. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling within the Cato College of Education, where she is interested in studying the psychological and physiological impact of childhood trauma and stigmatization of mental illness. Outside of academics, Katherine enjoys reading and working out.