B.S. in Secondary English Education, Boston University. Kate began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. While working in the township of Nhlazatshe she helped to establish a community library and computer lab, train teachers in the implementation of the new national education curriculum, and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through education. Upon returning to the U.S. she taught 8th, 9th and 10th grade English and 10th grade Visual Arts to students at a small school in the South Bronx where she has also been a grade team leader, curriculum writer, mentor, and Fund for Teachers grant recipient. She passionately believes that all students can and should have access to great teachers who prepare them to become part of our global society, and aspires to become a school leader in the South Bronx.