Kate hails from Mariemont, Ohio, a small town most famous for having America’s last known town crier. Upon graduating high school, Kate jetted off to California to attend Stanford University and studied public policy with a focus on education policy and minored in African and African American studies. She graduated with distinction (GPA: 3.9/4.0) and was given the Award of Excellence for leadership, service, and commitment to Stanford and the Roger G Noll Award for Outstanding Public Policy Graduate. After college, she completed a year of service with City Year San Jose before joining The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consulting organization that specializes in strategic planning. She currently lives in Madrid, Spain, where she works as an English teacher and eats a lot of tapas, and she will be returning stateside to start a Masters in Teaching program later this year.
Kate has worked as a tutor and mentor across ages and subject areas. She first discovered her love of teaching when she initiated and co-taught a Stanford University Sociology course exploring the housing crisis in the Bay Area. She learned that she could love teaching even when it meant getting up at 5:30am everyday when she served over 1,800 hours as a tutor and mentor in high school English and world history courses with City Year San Jose. After a hiatus in the consulting world, she’s returned to full time teaching, specifically assisting native Spanish students with English language acquisition. Kate finds it delightful and fulfilling to be a part of a student’s journey of learning and growth towards their goals.
When not working with students, Kate loves to read novels, cook with friends, and spend as much time as possible in the outdoors.