Kate R.


Kate discovered a passion for archival research and legal studies at Columbia University where they studied American History and African studies. After graduating with numerous department honors, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa, they created an oral history archive of the Argentine LGBT movement thanks to a Fulbright Research Grant. The Fulbright experience spurred them to investigate similar questions in U.S. History by pursuing a JD-PhD at Yale. They recently graduated from Yale Law School, where they co-founded the Law and Political Economy Project, and published work in the Yale Law Journal. They spent law school summers at the ACLU’s LGBT project, and at the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block LLP. These days, Kate is finishing their PhD dissertation in 20th century American legal history.

Kate has teaching, tutoring, and editing experience going back to their undergraduate days. They are comfortable guiding students through a wide range of academic topics, from AP U.S. Politics to 3L law courses, as well as working more generally on persuasive writing. Kate also loves helping students with complicated organizational projects, like conducting original research, navigating heavy course loads, and applying to graduate and professional school.

Beyond academic work, Kate loves to swim, read contemporary fiction, and make very slow progress on the piano and guitar. They are a committed vegan foodie, and can be found watching English Premier League soccer most weekends. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Yale University, PhD Candidate in History
  • Yale University, JD
  • Columbia University, BA in American History & African Studies
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science & Government
  • Law School Admissions
  • College Admissions
  • Graduate Admissions