Kate earned her B.S. in International Studies from Indiana University, where she specialized in human rights and international law. After graduation, she spent two years in Lyon, France working under a Fulbright grant with refugees and asylum seekers. She also spent a year working in Ghana with an organization dedicated to strengthening the public justice system and protecting people in poverty from violence.
Her research interests include forced migration, counterterrorism efforts, African politics, imperialism, and NGO-state relations concerning refugee populations.