Kathryn Zurek received her Ph.D. in particle astrophysics from the Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington in 2006. She was then a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working on physics beyond the Standard Model, and then the David Schramm Fellow in the theoretical astrophysics group at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. In 2009, she became an assistant and then associate professor at the University of Michigan, before moving to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 2014, she began working as a member of the Joint Particle Theory Group at the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics. Her interests lie primarily at the boundary between particle physics, and astrophysics and cosmology.