Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect Edit
After the batarian terrorists attack the asteroid she hides in the main facility with her brother, Aaron. She sends out a distress call which the SSV Normandy picks up. When the Mako lands, she calls Commander Shepard and provides intelligence throughout the mission. Halfway through the mission her hiding place is found; Kate's brother is murdered by Balak, the leader of the terrorist group, when she refuses to tell him about Shepard.
Along with the other hostages, Kate is imprisoned in an office containing an explosive. When Shepard confronts Balak, the batarian says he will detonate the explosive, killing the hostages, if the Commander does not let him go. If Shepard chooses to save the hostages, Kate survives; she thanks the Commander for everything, but grieves the loss of her brother.
Mass Effect 2 Edit
In 2185, news snippets on the Citadel report on Kate's death if Shepard never stopped the asteroid drop.
If Balak wasn't allowed to escape at the expense of his hostages, the news reports Reverend Michael Bowman holding a ceremony for the lost workers on the asteroid.
If Kate survived, she sends the Commander the following message instead, titled "Glad you're okay."