Kathryn Overton is a first-year doctoral candidate in Internal Relations and Comparative Politics. Her research interests specifically focus on public policy and political economy of developing nations. Prior to enrolling in the graduate program, Kathryn spent several years volunteering in rural, northern New Mexico and abroad. These experiences shaped her interests in poverty and development, in particular. Kathryn holds a second bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico as well as a two master’s degrees in Sociology and Economics.