Kathryn Overton is a Research Assistant with the United Way of Central New Mexico and the Cradle to Career Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico. Kathryn is a third-year doctoral degree student in the Political Science Department at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include international relations, research methods, and legal theory. Her academic work includes the application of both quantitative and qualitative research methods to a variety of political and social problems, particularly within low-income and developing countries.
Kathryn holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics as well as a master’s degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico. She has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the 2018 Janet Box-Steffensmeier Scholarship to attend the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) as well as a 2019 National Science Foundation Political Networks grant. Kathryn has long-standing relationship with the Albuquerque community; she currently volunteers with adult learners as a high school equivalency mathematics instructor. In her free time, she enjoys running and competing in triathlons.