Since adopting a kitten from her local SPCA at the age of two, Kate’s love and compassion for animals has been an unwavering pillar of her life, growing only stronger with each passing year. While working toward an undergraduate biology degree in Philadelphia, Kate pursued her love for animals by working as a veterinary technician and volunteering at a wildlife rescue facility. Ultimately, though, Kate recognized that her contributions to improving the treatment of animals would be through advocacy. She pursued a degree in law in Washington, DC, and since receiving it has been advocating for positive animal welfare policies at the state and federal levels.
First as a senior lobbyist with The Humane Society of the United States, Kate managed a diverse advocacy portfolio focused on key issues including wildlife protection, animal testing, and agriculture. Now, Kate serves as IFAW’s Senior Legislative Manager for the US office, representing wildlife and habitat conservation, wildlife trafficking, and appropriations priorities before the US Congress. Her skills and knowledge of the strategic legislative framework are anchored in both experience and a never-ending commitment to ensure the wellbeing of both animals and human beings, as well as our shared ecosystems.
Senior Lobbyist, Humane Society of the United States
J.D. George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. United States
B.S. St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA United States