Katherine is a mom to a lovable, rambunctious and very curious 3-year old boy. “Why?” is his favorite question of late, which is a fun challenge for mom. Katherine likes to ask “why?” too, which might explain how she ended up as a case writer focused on entrepreneurship for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). She enjoys interviewing entrepreneurs and investors to uncover why some businesses succeed and others do not. Before business school, Katherine worked in marketing and branding, sales and business development roles for software maker Marimba, the World Affairs Council of Northern California, and Clorox. She plans to launch a toy company focused on children’s natural exploratory tendencies and parents’ desire to expose their little ones to other cultures, languages, geographies and histories. Katherine received her MBA and BA from Stanford University. As an undergraduate, Katherine studied Communication and International Relations and played on Stanford’s inaugural varsity women’s water polo team. She spent part of her time abroad in Paris, and loved every minute of it.