Kate has held a number of roles within organisations dedicated to positive social impact, and in which communication was crucial. At Big Picture Education Australia, Kate was the central point of contact for the Board, as well as the staff and students of forty schools. At I-Manifest, she held the position of Communications Manager, and was elected President of the Parents & Citizens Association at Marrickville Public School for two consecutive years, a role which required constant contact and liaison with the school and local communities.
Kate has also worked with community organisations, including the Inner West Shopping & Transport Service, and the Social Outreach Centre of the Inner West Council, where she worked one-on-one with a vision-impaired migrant woman on her doctoral thesis. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Post-1500 English Literature from the University of Sydney.