Kate Somerville (she/her/hers) is a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Before CU Boulder, she was a 2nd grade teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools. Kate holds a M.A. in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Public Policy Studies and Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Her research interests surround youth-engaged education policy related to police-free schools and school-based systems of healing, wellness, and mental health.