Kat studied Architecture and Town & Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield and completed her Masters degree in 2015. She was involved in a range of live projects, developing participatory methodologies for capacity building and neighbourhood planning. Before her studies, she worked for URBED who specialise in urban design, community participation and environmental sustainability. She first got involved with ASF-UK as a participant during the 2014 Change by Design workshop in London that looked at the creation of community-led design aspirations for development in the area of Euston. She also engaged in an ASF-UK training workshop looking at strategies for disaster risk reduction and post-disaster reconstruction. Kat is interested in making urban planning and design democratically accessible for disadvantaged local communities and individuals.