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The University of Mississippi

Kate Forster, MSW

Director of Advocacy


Kate Forster has an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and received her Master of Social Work from Boston University. She has worked in higher education throughout her career as a social worker, beginning in the counseling centers at Boston University, University of California Berkeley and at Sarah Lawrence College. Kate transitioned into student affairs work at Colorado Mountain College before taking time to be home with her two young children. Kate joined the university as a case manager in June of 2016, after relocating with her family from Los Angeles.


Kimbrlei McCain, MS

Case Manager for Respondent Services


Kimbrlei received both her undergraduate and Master of Counseling and Psychology degrees from Troy University. Prior to joining the UMatter team in September 2020, Kimbrlei worked in higher education facilitating substance intervention programs and coordinating a peer education outreach team. Kimbrlei has a passion for supporting others while they navigate challenges and exploring ways to help students build resilience. She currently serves UM students as a case manager with a focus on respondent services.

Mandi Bloodworth, LMSW

Case Manager I


Mandi is a Louisiana native but has made her home in Mississippi. She received a B.A. in Classics from The University of Mississippi and then went on to earn her Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University. Following graduate school, Mandi moved back to Oxford where she worked in a community mental health setting as a school therapist. In January 2019, Mandi joined the University as a case manager. In this capacity, Mandi works closely with Student Housing to serve residential students and to provide support and wellness education for Community Assistants.