volunteer director, board
Kate grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, Merek, and her pet snake, Hot Dog. In addition to a B.S. in Sociology from BrighamYoung University with a focus in racial justice and educational equity, Kate has an M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Utah.
Kate is a current special education teacher and licensed foster parent. After working with kids and teens impacted by trauma at school and at home, Kate is passionate about fostering resilience in youth through building connections and community. Kate loves to read, rollerblade, and re-watch Avatar the Last Airbender. Kate is very excited to be involved with Common Thread.