Kathleen has been Director of Congressional Affairs since 2010. Her work is focused on sharing the great work of HUD OIG with congressional stakeholders, sharing the work of Congress with staff, and working on legislation. Kathleen started her federal career of investigating and oversight work in 1992. She came to HUD OIG in 2002 as a Special Agent working in Los Angeles focusing on investigating mortgage fraud and other white collar crimes. Since 2008, Kathleen has been stationed in Washington, DC, and has worked on investigations, management, training, and communications with an emphasis on congressional affairs. She holds a B.S. and M.A. from the University of Baltimore. Kathleen lives in Annapolis, MD, with her husband and their rescue dogs.