Kate came to GHS from Stanford University where she received a B.A. with distinction in Human Biology with a concentration in Global Health Policy and Infectious Disease. Her thesis, which she wrote as part of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law’s interdisciplinary honors program, examined the effectiveness of foreign aid for vaccines. Kate was initially focused on clinical virology but became interested in global health policy while taking a public health journalism seminar during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. While at Stanford, Kate served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal and LYNX Magazine. Kate also found herself producing podcasts for State of the Human and Generation Anthropocene as part of the Stanford Storytelling Project. She got to spend a summer interviewing curators at natural history museums for an audio project on science communication.