Kate joined the Frederick Honors College in October 2021 as director of development.
For over four years, Kate held the role of manager of constituent relations for Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE). Her chief responsibilities included frontline fundraising, serving as the main point of contact for the school’s 28,000 living alumni, managing all of SSOE’s signature alumni events and engagement programs and partnering with Alumni Annual Giving to increase donors and overall giving to the school.
Before joining PAE, Kate’s professional experience included four years as assistant director of external affairs for Pitt’s European Studies Center and five years as the external affairs coordinator for the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, both of which included development-related responsibilities such as special tours for major donors and grant writing. She has also held development positions at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Denison University and MBA from Katz Graduate School of Business.