Kate brings 20 years’ experience in the administrative, training, and education fields. As director of student life at the University of South Carolina Beaufort for nearly 12 years, she advised students, trained them, unofficially counseled them, and mentored them as they grew into young adults. Since 2017, Kate has worked in the “Gig Economy,” as a virtual assistant. This has included project management in education, and both the non- and for-profit sectors. Her projects have included work in e-commerce, writing, editing, and maximizing efficiency for small businesses. She holds a Master of Education in college counseling and student affairs practice from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Art in art history from Ithaca College. Kate is energetic, passionate, and considers her work with NC Tech Paths a “heart project.” Providing education access to people in rural areas has been a focus for most of her professional career. The weaving of access to technology careers and learning is a natural fit for Kate.