Kate joined Glynwood in the spring of 2019. As Program Manager, Kate supports Glynwood's Regional Food Program and Farmer Training Program. In helping build and maintain Glynwood's networks of farmers, chefs, cider makers, and other food system actors, Kate works with the aim of establishing a more cohesive and robust Hudson Valley.
Before coming to Glynwood, Kate worked as an environmental science educator in New York City through the organization Christodora. She additionally did freelance research for the Open Space Institute and for the Overbrook foundation on issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in environmental programming and sustainability in the cattle industry.
Kate graduated from Yale in 2018 with a degree in Environmental Studies. Her work for the Yale Sustainable Food Program gave her experience in event planning, organic farming, and outdoor education, and gave her a deeper understanding of New England food systems. In her free time, Kate sang a cappella and led pre-orientation backpacking trips for incoming first-year students.
Originally from Iowa, Kate sees sustainable agriculture as an imperative initiative to protect the environment and local farming communities. She is passionate about food justice and accessibility, and is involved in Glynwood's efforts to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the food system.