KATHLEEN TOPOLSKY (1973-1999) Born Kathleen Ann Topolsky on September 13, 1973 to Roger and Kathleen R. Topolsky in Hartford, Connecticut. One brother, Allister, born 1975. Father was a pharmacist, mother a homemaker. At 14, Kathleen distinguished herself by winning the National Karate Championships in the 17-and-under age group. She would later stop karate, opting to train in Krav Maga. Although she would no longer compete, she still gained a reputation as one of the most competent fighters of her kind. Kathleen graduated high school magna cum laude, but deferred early acceptance to Yale because of the failing health of her brother. She attended University of Hartford, staying close to her family, and received a BA in psychology in the Fall of 1993. Her brother died of Hodgkin's Disease that November. Kathleen moved to Ann Arbor and received her PhD in psychology in 1997 from the University of Michigan. She spent two years working at a private practice before applying to Quantico. She was admitted immediately and after fifteen short weeks of intensive training was recruited by Agent Daniel Pierce into the Special Unit. She was given her first assignment, "Project W. Roswell High," by Unit head Agent Stephens in September. Agent Topolsky assumed cover as a guidance counselor at West Roswell High in Roswell, New Mexico. Her e-mail correspondences were recovered from the hard drive of a computer at the Special Unit offices. The e-mails seem to indicate the nature of her assignment was to observe a group of high school students, although the purpose behind this remains unclear. She seemed to have a particular interest in students Michael Guerin, Liz Parker, Alex Whitman and Max Evans. These names are also listed in the main office file log of the Special Unit, but their significance cannot be determined as the files are missing. On November 19, 1999, Special Agent Kathleen Topolsky was removed from her assignment and seemed to have no connection to or activity with the Special Unit for five months. Her name resurfaced in April 2000 in the Evidence Vault Ledger (pg. 704) at the Special Unit, checking out what she described as an "orb communicator." The item was never checked back into the vault. On April 14, 2000, a fire broke out at the Bethesda Psychiatric Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Kathleen Topolsky was listed among the six patients dead from the fire.