Kathryn "Kat" Braeman
Past Co-Vice President Membership
Kathryn "Kat" Braeman is committed to achieving equity by empowering women and girls to be effective advocates. After a federal career as a lawyer and administrative judge, Kat is now a personal coach and the author of the forthcoming book, "The Katalyst Connection: Seven Keys to Being an Empowering Leader." Kat has had a wide variety of leadership roles in AAUW and now serves on their National Board. She has also been a leader in legal and community groups and is a member of the Cosmos Club. She has a BA from Northwestern University, an MA from the University of Kansas in English, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska in law.
Her daughter Elizabeth Kristen is a public interest lawyer and Title IX advocate in San Francisco. Her son David and grandsons live in southern Indiana.
At KU she created the Margaret Fuller award for feminist studies. At 32 she ran for public office and was described as an eloquent and dedicated spokesman for human rights. She has been a single parent who believes in "passing the ball" to the next generation. See www.thekatalystconnection.com.