Katherine started working at the The Reynolds School in the summer of 2013. Prior to this she worked as a graphic designer and educator in Melbourne, Australia. Her interdisciplinary research combines traditional academic research skills with insights and techniques learned through professional visual communication design and media production. She has two communication effectiveness-related research tracks: firstly, I explore how visual communication mediates power relationships from discursive and rhetorical perspectives; secondly, she uses use this basic research as a solid and rigorous foundation for solving practical communication effectiveness problems in teaching and research contexts. Katherine earned her Ph.D. from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.