Her nickname, Katertot, was given to her as a baby because she was that big...and the name just stuck.
Kate's dad is a retired major in the United States Marine Corps. Because of this, she lived in five different states before turning 8.
Kate and her family are advocates of animal rescue. She has two cats and one dog that are all from shelters, and is always looking for homeless animals. Over the summer of 2014, she helped nurture and find homes for three puppies abandoned near a river in NC.
Three-month-old Kate was Christened in the bell of the USS Bataan.