Katherine (Kat) Pujanauski graduated from Santa Clara with a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics in 2005. While at SCU, she conducted peptide modification research in the laboratory of Prof. Michael Carrasco. Katherine continued her chemistry studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she conducted research on tuberculosis in the laboratory of Prof. Jonathan A. Ellman. She currently works in the D.C. area as a Research Analyst for CNA, a non-profit federally funded research organization that provides analysis products to Navy and Marine Corps clients.