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Kate is the Executive Director of Infosys Foundation USA, whose mission is to increase K-12 access to computer science and maker education across the United States. The Foundation achieves impact through delivering professional development programs for educators, partnering with leading nonprofits, and delivering innovative media campaigns that inspire everyone to be creators, not just consumers, of technology.
She has almost two decades of professional experience in global economic development, corporate philanthropy and social impact across a range of consulting, government and non-profit roles. Previously, Kate was a Director at KPMG LLP leading strategic engagements with private foundations, non-profits, governments, the United Nations to advance solutions to global sustainability. During this time she was also seconded to the World Economic Forum for a project focused on the future of civil society engagement. Kate has maintained a professional focus on identifying effective public-private partnerships for lifelong learning, gender equality and global infrastructure. Prior to KPMG, she was the Country Manager for Mexico and Central America at the US Trade and Development Agency in Washington, DC and worked for Senator Richard G. Lugar on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Her early professional career was spent in television and advertising.
Outside of Infosys, Kate is on the Board of Directors of Mary’s Meals USA, a global non-profit working at the intersection of food security and education. She co-founded the Wake Forest University ‘Global Deacs’ alumni network serving those interested in global affairs and international business and serves on the Wake Forest University Alumni Council. Previously, Kate was a member of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, co-led the JHU SAIS New York Alumni Club and served on the Executive Committee of the SAIS Women Lead initiative. She is a graduate of both Wake Forest University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a MA in International Economics and Latin American Studies.