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Katherine Birkenstock '94, Marketing and Client Service Manager at Northwestern Mutual

After a successful career in advertising (DDB Worldwide, NYC), pharmaceutical marketing (Medco Health Solutions, Franklin Lakes, NJ), and alumni relations (The Lawrenceville School), Katherine Birkenstock (Kuser) joined her husband Dave's team at Northwestern Mutual in 2019 as Marketing and Client Service Manager. She earned a B.A. in communications while minoring in French at Loyola and enjoys running, biking and volunteering in her free time.

Katherine's favorite Stuart memory is playing on the ice hockey team. From early morning practices before school to weekend road trips, she continues to share her love of the sport with son Drew who plays goalie for the Princeton Tigers Youth Hockey team.  

Katherine and her husband Dave Birkenstock met at Loyola University Maryland in 1999. Married for 18 years, they are blessed with three children: Sarah (age 15), Emily (age 13) and Drew (age 10). After living and working in Manhattan and Northern NJ, Katherine's life came full circle in 2009 when Dave began working for Northwestern Mutual in Princeton and they moved back to the area.