Kate has been an intern, fellow and reporter at Texas Monthly, Texas Observer, Quartz, the Texas Standard, and Voces, an oral history project. More recently, at the Observer, she covered the Texas state legislature. She received her B.A. from Brown University, where she majored in English and wrote for the Brown Daily Herald, and M.A. from the University of Texas Moody School of Journalism, where she also worked as an audio storytelling teaching assistant.