As a military child, it has always been vitally important for Kathleen to provide moral and emotional support to military families while also raising awareness for their needs. After moving eight times throughout her childhood, she understands the difficulties of re-establishing yourself in a new school and community. Kathleen has organized drives to collect and distribute new school supplies for military children as well as developed Operation Integrate, a peer facilitation program for educators and students to help them adjust to their new environments.