Kathleen was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1961. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Molloy College in 1983 and her Juris Doctor from Touro Law School in 1993.
She was admitted to New York State Bar and the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York in 1994.
She is a registered Critical Care Nurse, formerly of Mercy Medical Center.
As an attorney, her memberships include Nassau County and New York State Bar Association.