Kathryn Overton


Kathryn Overton is a doctoral degree student in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Kathryn holds both a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico (UNM). Kathryn is an interdisciplinary statistician; she has contributed to research projects in the areas of clinical medicine, education, epidemiology, and political science.


Kathryn has presented research at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Society for Political Methodology (PolMeth). Since 2019, Kathryn has worked as a teaching assistant at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) through the University of Michigan. Kathryn has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. During 2021, she received the Michael Wallerstein Award (UNM) for political science research as well as a UNM National Security Studies Program-Critical Technology Studies Program Research Grant.


Kathryn has spent many years volunteering in rural, northern New Mexico and abroad. In the summer of 2021, for example, she served as a volunteer English language instructor in Kenscoff, Haiti. In Albuquerque, Kathryn currently volunteers with the NM Immigrant Law Center. She also volunteers with adult learners as a high school equivalency mathematics instructor. Each of these experiences have ignited her passion for social problems and her desire to help marginalized populations. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys volunteering abroad, studying French, and competing in Olympic-length triathlons.