Kat was born and bred in Tucson, Arizona. She has a passion and a heart for those who use drugs, are affected by drugs and who are criminalized for drugs. With lived experiences over multiple generations, history of incarceration and drug use, she now is fueled by her past to empower and advocate for harm reduction strategies and frameworks. She joins SPW with a desire to promote the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use and racialized drug policies. She believes that harm reduction creates the bridge for chances at impactful and transformational connections. In her free time, she enjoys the two most important things too her: faith and family.