Kate is a Board Certified Career Coach who has been working with professionals, students, and women returning to the workforce for more than a decade. At Princeton University, Kate works with mid-career professionals navigating transitions, at Babson College’s Graduate School of Business, she guided MBAs to take their careers to the next level, and at Smith College's Center for Women and Financial Independence she coached entrepreneurs to build and scale their businesses and to secure funding.
Kate has first-hand experience working for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and start-ups. She knows what it is like to make a major career pivot, be downsized, and relocate thousands of miles away from anything familiar. Before switching gears to work in higher ed, Kate launched new products for American Express, led marketing at a technology start-up, advised micro-credit loan recipients in West Africa, and crafted public relations campaigns for companies such as Eli Lilly, Nabisco, Kodak, Warner Bros., Tyco Toys, Better Homes & Gardens, and Simon & Schuster. She began her career in television and radio, most notably as the producer of the nationally syndicated Joan Rivers’ Show.
She received her BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MBA in marketing from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.