Kate Somerville is a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. She works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the National Education Policy Center for the Schools of Opportunity project and for the Research Hub for Youth Organizing and Education Policy. Kate holds a M.A. in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Public Policy Studies and Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Prior to starting at CU Boulder, Kate taught 2nd grade in Baltimore City. Her research interests center around causes of student trauma and access to trauma-informed mental health support in segregated school environments.