About KateKate is MIT's Associate Dean for Public Service and Senior Director of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center at MIT. She works with a wide range of Center stakeholders — students, staff, alumni, faculty, and community partners — to help prepare MIT students to tackle real-world challenges and collaborate with and contribute to communities locally and around the world.
Before coming to MIT, Kate was the Deputy Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University; she also taught an engaged course on philanthropy and served on the University’s Title IX Council. She has also been executive director of a non-profit community development corporation in Pittsburgh, a funder of neighborhood development initiatives, and a senior research analyst at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Kate graduated from Bard College with a degree in philosophy and received her J.D. from Georgetown University. She is a Board member of the International Charter School in Pawtucket, RI.