Kate joined Advance CTE in 2013 as the Associate Executive Director and was named Deputy Executive Director in 2015. During her tenure at Advance CTE, she launched a dedicated body of work focused on state CTE policy, starting with the first State Policies Impacting CTE: Year in Review report in 2013; led the CTE Forward Summit, a convening of nearly 200 stakeholders co-hosted by nine national organizations that led to the publication of Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education; helped secure funding from foundations and the federal and state governments to support a wide array of initiatives, including New Skills ready network, Strategies for Recruiting Students into High-Quality CTE, and Connecting Secondary Students to Apprenticeship Programs; coordinated the development of two Board of Director-approved strategic plans in 2016 and 2018; and has presented across the country on a variety of issues related to CTE, career readiness and workforce development.
From 2006-2013, Kate worked at Achieve, where she led a range of policy, research and communications projects to support states’ college- and career-ready agendas as an associate director. Kate also managed Achieve’s career readiness and CTE-related initiatives and partnerships. Before that, Kate was a policy advisor at Third Way, and spent a year as a research assistant at the Progressive Policy Institute.
Kate received her bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University, and her master's of public policy from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute/McCourt School of Public Policy.
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