A CAREER DEVOTED TO IMPROVING GOVERNMENT
As a public sector consultant, for the past 16 years Kate solved problems for agencies in 31 California counties, eight states and fourteen nations. Her firm improves systematic access for people and brings agencies to provide legal resources and improve outcomes in foster care, domestic violence, child support and child custody cases. People who benefit from Kate’s work include Native American foster youth in North Dakota, defendants without lawyers in Serbia and people returning to their communities from prison.
Kate’s work experience includes policy and executive positions in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office under Art Agnos, and at the California Administrative Office of the Courts, where she helped develop the budget and policies for and enhance access to California’s $1.7 billion-a-year court system. Kate has balanced budgets and improved government efficiency while ensuring services for the most vulnerable are maintained and employees treated fairly.
Kate attended UCB as an undergraduate and received her Masters from the Goldman School of Public Policy. As a student activist, she worked on Berkeley’s rent control campaign, protecting tenants from unjust evictions and unreasonable rent increases, formed a statewide coalition to pass California’s first just cause eviction protection, and exposed abuses committed by the FBI for the ACLU.
Kate’s first paid job involved identifying inequitable treatment of minority communities by Oakland’s criminal justice system.