Kat Cooper joined NCSSM as an Instructor of Chemistry in August 2017. She has loved chemistry since her first chemistry course in high school, and has loved teaching even longer. Kat plays flute and piccolo and is conversational in German. She also loves to do any crafts that are out there and has learned how to use a floor loom, to make jewelry with metal working and beading, and to knit and crochet. She is very excited to be part of the faculty at NCSSM and looks forward to continuing to work with its amazing students. Kat and her husband live in Durham with their two crazy dogs, Bruce and Makoto, and their adorable and goofy son Rowan! Kat holds a B.S. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in chemistry from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in chemistry education from North Carolina State University.