Dr. Catherine T. (Katie) Hunt graduated from Smith College with honors in Chemistry. She received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis with Professor Alan Balch. As an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University in MB&B (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), Katie extended her working knowledge of NMR to biological systems.

Katie is 2006 President-elect of the American Chemical Society. During her 3 years in ACS governance, Katie will focus on 3 central themes:
1. Education: educating legislators and engaging students,
2. Collaboration: building strong, working partnerships across the US and around the world,
3. Innovation: recreating our companies, our universities and ourselves.

Katie is also the Leader for Technology Partnerships (Emerging Technologies) at the Rohm and Haas Company, Spring House, PA. In this role, she champions technology partnerships across industry, academia and national labs, working with foundations and government agencies.

She serves on the executive board of the Council for Chemical Research where she is active in their Research Investment Network, drafting Science and Technology (S&T) policy statements and advocating for science on "the Hill" (Capitol Hill). Katie was an organizing member of the Vision 2020 Nanotechnology Roadmap and continues to be active in the rollout. She is a member of several associations including: ACS, AAAS, Sigma Xi and the NY Academy of Science.

Katie lives in Upper Dublin with her husband, Wes, and their son, James. She enjoys mentoring, judging science fairs and serving on the Upper Dublin Library Board.