In May 2008 Kate graduated with high honors from the Technical University of Brandenburg, Cottbus, Germany with an MA in World Heritage Studies, Historical Management and Administration. Her Master's thesis "Old Monuments in a New Light: Young Foreign Visitors' Knowledge and Perceptions of the Berlin Wall" was accepted for an oral presentation at the 2008 ICOMOS conference (the International Committee on Monuments and Sites). Thus, about two weeks ago, Kate traveled to Quebec City to present her work. She plans on continuing her work as a PhD on the perception of the Cold War within the post-1989 United States generation throughout the next few years. In addition to her continuing doctoral student status, she has accepted a job at the National Trust for Historic Preservation at their Northeast office in Boston.