Kate engages postsecondary and community leaders across the state in efforts to support student success and provides support to Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute. Prior to joining SCORE in 2019, Kate’s worked focused on increasing college access and completion for underrepresented students in advocacy and programmatic roles at a statewide nonprofit and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and women’s studies from Denison University and a master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University.