Kate Karpenko is a legal intern at the Office of Technology Transfer. Her work focuses on evaluating technologies for patentability, reviewing license agreements, and conducting prior art searches in the biotechnology, life science, and robotic industries. Prior to joining the Office of Technology Transfer, Kate worked as a legal extern in the Intellectual Property group of a Vermont law firm, where she drafted patent applications and responded to office actions. Kate holds a M.P.H from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Biology from University of California, Los Angeles, and is a law student at Vermont Law School.