Kathleen Killen Veteri ’89

Kathleen is a graduate of Ursuline Academy, Class of 1989. She began as a student at Ursuline in the Montessori program at two and spent the next 16 years at Ursuline. Kathleen played on the varsity field hockey and tennis teams and served as co-valedictorian for her graduating class. Kathleen’s sister, Mary Killen Munoz, is a 1987 Ursuline graduate, and her father, William Killen, attended Ursuline until the 6th grade. Kathleen, Mary, and her father were lucky enough to be taught by the late Sister Catherine Donohue.


After graduation from Ursuline, Kathleen attended Boston College and graduated summa cum laude as a Political Science major from the Honors program there. Kathleen then attended the William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, VA, and graduated from there in 1993. Kathleen was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif at William & Mary Law School. Kathleen practiced commercial litigation at several New York City law firms and currently serves as Associate General Counsel at Barnard College, the undergraduate women’s college of Columbia University in New York City.


Kathleen lives in Pelham, NY, with her husband and three children. Kathleen has been an active volunteer in the Pelham schools and the Junior League of Pelham. Kathleen also volunteers as a board member for The Focus Forward Project, a nonprofit that provides a reentry program for those charged with federal crimes. She has been a youth lacrosse coach and currently serves as the president of Pelham Youth Lacrosse. Kathleen greatly values her education at Ursuline, which continues to impact her life today. She hopes to give back to the Ursuline community that provided her with so much.