Age: 22

Hometown: Westminster, Maryland

Platform Issue: Supporting Military Families

Talent: Dance

College Major: Business Management

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Secret Wish or Dream: To have my own DIY empire.

What I’ve learned from the Miss America Program: It has taught me the importance of time management! It’s a must when going to school, working, supporting yourself, and focusing on your platform, talent, and physical fitness.

Bio: As a military child, it has always been vitally important for Kathleen to provide moral and emotional support to military families while also raising awareness for their needs. After moving eight times throughout her childhood, she understands the difficulties of re-establishing yourself in a new school and community. Kathleen has organized drives to collect and distribute new school supplies for military children as well as developed Operation Integrate, a peer facilitation program for educators and students to help them adjust to their new environments.