Slump attended V. J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School where she built her first computer program , a slot machine application using Visual Basic her sophomore year.  She also participated on the dance and golf teams.   
While at UNO she was the president of UNO''s Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization.    She interned as a software engineer at a local startup in Omaha , called Flywheel.  
In April 2017, Kat along with her co-founders Keegan Mahoney, and Alissa McMahon, entered UNO’s Business Plan Competition and won first place with their business venture for Mauve. The trio won $3,000 in funding.