In her role as SHARPP’s Prevention Specialist, Kate designs and implements violence prevention programs and curricula based in research and a power-conscious approach. Her work focuses on topics such as consent, healthy relationships, rape culture, bystander intervention, and anti-oppression. Alongside her SHARPP colleagues and in collaboration with students, staff, and faculty at UNH, Kate envisions and works towards creating a campus (and a world) free from violence.
You can find Kate facilitating programs in academic classes, student org spaces, FSL chapter meetings, and more. She is a proud co-author of the UNH Comprehensive Interpersonal Violence Prevention Plan, a governor-appointed member of the RSA 188-H State Task Force, secretary for the New Hampshire Campus Consortium Against Sexual & Interpersonal Violence, and serves on the UNH Transgender Policy, Action, and Climate Committee. In addition to her role as the Prevention Specialist, Kate provides direct service and confidential support for survivors as a SHARPP advocate.
Kate comes to UNH from the University of Denver, where she earned her Master’s in Higher Education Administration and worked in the office of Gender Violence Prevention & Education. She has a B.A. in communication and environmental policy from Northwestern University. Previously, Kate has worked in K-12 college access and middle school special education roles.
Facts about Kate
- Kate centers social justice and liberation in her work and life
- Favorite activities include: cooking, skiing, camping, long dinners with given and chosen family
- As a way to stay entertained in quarantine, Kate finally started watching Survivor and…will never look back