After working for four years at an independent college-prep school in Kentucky, Kathleen decided the time was right to pursue her doctoral studies. In 2010 she began her PhD program under the tutelage of Professor Anne Berthelot in the Literatures, Cultures and Languages (LCL) Department at the University of Connecticut. Currently, she is working towards the completion of her dissertation entitled Maugis the Magi: Courtly Conjurer of a Medieval Chanson. The dissertation will include a diplomatic hyper-text edition of one of the three manuscripts extant of the French chanson de geste Maugis d’Aigremont. In Kathleen’s time at the University of Connecticut she has served as the Resident Assistant to the Study Abroad Director in Paris, France as well as served as the faculty coordinator for the French Club.