kwKathryn Walters, Leadership Academy Director

Kathryn Walters (pronouns: she/her/hers) serves as the student engagement manager for the College of Engineering. In her role, Kathryn leads the College of Engineering Leadership Academy, Grand Challenges Scholars Program, the Catalyst Scholars Program, advises the Engineering Student Council, supports the many clubs and organizations in the College, and serves as the co-curricular program lead for the Engineering+ program. She joined OSU College of Engineering in April 2018, and since then, has had the great pleasure and opportunity to work with engineering students of all years and backgrounds, and enjoys connecting students with resources and experiences that will amplify their growth as engineers and leaders. Originally from Central California, Kathryn earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Portland in 2014, and completed her master’s degree in higher education from Colorado State University in 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, crocheting, cooking, reading, and spending time with her partner and cat.