Katryn is a Curtis Creek, Sonora High and Columbia College alumni. While attending Columbia College she worked as a firefighter with the Forest Service for three seasons and was a ski patroller at Dodge Ridge. After obtaining her BA in Mathematics with a minor in Integrative Studies from Sonoma State University, and experiencing the life of a ski bum in Tahoe and wilderness kayak ranger in Alaska, Katryn attended Western Washington University where she received her secondary education credential in Mathematics as well as completing a year of graduate mathematics courses. She returned to Sonora in 2007 to teach mathematics at Sonora High School for three years and served on the Sonora High School District board for four years. She has been an adjunct and full time temporary mathematics instructor with Columbia College for the last 10 years. Both Anne Cavagnaro and Maryl Landess were amazing instructors and role models for Katryn.