Kate was born and raised in Montana, and is passionate about improving the lives of youth and helping our communities thrive. To that end, she’s worked with various nonprofits since 2009, including Child Care Resources, The Poverello Center, and the Zootown Arts Community Center, where she served as the Development Director for two years. Kate has worked as a freelance grant writer since 2012.
Kate also loves to write and teach, and holds a MA in Theatre from the University of Montana and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she then served as a Faculty Lecturer in Liberal Arts. Kate has also taught with the American School Foundation of Guadalajara and the University of Montana. Her plays have been produced in various cities in the United States, and her writing can be found published in print and other corners of the internet. When not helping or making stories, she is out in the woods.
Why did you decide to join CASA?
"Children and their wellbeing are really important to me. I have always wanted to spend my life helping to improve as many lives as possible. I loved being a teacher because I think knowledge and agency are crucial to happiness, even and especially for kids. I think a lot about the systems of protection, care, and service we create as a society. Sometimes these systems, which are made by and for adults, forget the perspectives and needs of children. For years, CASA has been an important organization to me because it focuses on children and their experiences during times when community care is essential. Our societal conditions raise children nearly as much as their families, and I want to raise the perspectives of children within our social systems. I feel very lucky to join CASA because I see this organization as one that can grow and influence our society to change toward better systems of care."
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