Kathy Colville graduated with honors from Brown University with a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature. As a Bosch Foundation Fellow, she taught American Studies at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University in Greifswald, Germany, formerly a part of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). She served as an Americorps member twice, first at Mary E. Phillips High School in Raleigh, NC, working with pregnant and parenting teens, and again at the Eagle Rock School in Estes Park, Colorado, a national, tuition-free residential high school serving former drop-outs. She is grateful for her rich experiences working with young people in public schools in North Carolina.
Ms. Colville earned Master of Social Work and Master of Science in Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her work in local public health focused on community assessment and interventions, disaster preparedness, and health education. She is currently the Emergency Management Coordinator at Alamance Regional Medical Center, where her academic and professional interests focus on safety, crisis mental health, the social dimensions of disasters, and emergency ethics. She serves on the Alamance County Board of Health and is Vice-Chair of the Alamance County Local Emergency Planning Committee.