Dr. Katalina (Kata) Traxler is an Academic Counselor in the Office of Student Success within the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Kata completed her doctorate in Counseling & Personnel Services with a specialization in College Student Personnel at the University of Louisville in 2022. Kata has a master's degree in College Student Personnel from Marquette University, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology & Communication Studies from DePaul University. Kata has worked in higher education for eight years, primarily focusing on social justice, equity, and inclusion initiatives for historically excluded populations.