Kathy O'Brian is a graduate student that approached Sheldon and was very impressed by the paper that Sheldon and Ramona Nowitzki worked on and published. She only appears once in the series as the second grad student in The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem to become infatuated with Sheldon. In the same theme as the first meeting, with Ramona Nowitzki, Kathy also was impressed with Sheldon's work, and wanted to talk with him privately and ending up agreeing to bring him take-out food to his apartment. She also already had his address. Sheldon of course missed all the implications of the encounter and when asked if he understood what happened, he said, "Yes, I'm getting a free pizza." He didn't know that he was just picked up by Kathy. She is played by Emily Happe..
Kathy O'Brien was a graduate student that approached Sheldon and was very impressed by the paper that Sheldon and Ramona Nowitzki worked on and published. She also wanted to discuss the paper with him and offered to pick up his weekly pizza. Sheldon does not realize he is getting picked-up for the second time in the episode. He does enjoy getting free food and is impressed by the intelligence shown by these two graduate students since he expected none from any of the new students. He does not like finding himself in a relationship with Ramona. Kathy is played by Emil Happe.
- Kathy O'Brian, like Ramona Nowitzki was also a redhead.