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Kate always loved science…

Growing up, Kate loved to explore. Her favorite childhood memories are of the hours she spent in her neighborhood creeks and fields watching tadpoles turn into frogs and caterpillars morph into monarchs. From the beginning, she was a born scientist and storyteller.

So she became a high school biology teacher…

Earning her degree in biology and environmental education, Kate loved translating complex ideas into bite-sized bits to help kids have their own "aha" moments. 


Then a successful educational publishing executive…

Publishing allowed Kate to scale her impact. Although she joined Scott Foresman Publishing as an entry-level science editor, her innovative product vision and strong leadership skills quickly moved her through every editorial chair in the organization. As a result, a short thirteen years after joining the company, she was promoted to President (the youngest in the company’s history) also serving as a Senior VP on HarperCollins Publisher’s Executive Board based in New York. 

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Who became an award-winning author…

Kate collaborated with some of the best kid’s publishers in the business. Her Who Was Amelia Earhart? book for Penguin’s New York Time bestselling Who Was series sold more than 500,000 copies and was translated into multiple languages. She’s also done award-winning books and series for National Geographic, Insight Editions, and Arcadia Publishing to name a few more! In total, she has authored more than 200 books.


With a dedication to lifelong learning.

In 2015, Kate was honored to join the inaugural class of Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute. As a DCI Fellow, she immersed herself in academic subjects ranging from neuroscience to art history, explored virtual reality, and mentored graduate students on their start-ups. During her year-long residency, Kate’s affiliation with Stanford’s Center on Longevity re-energized her goal to translate intergenerational research into practice.

A continuing commitment to science literacy and intergenerational connections...


Kate’s interest in intergenerational product development sparked the idea behind her latest entrepreneurial venture. After serving as President of Insight Editions, she became a co-founder of Little Bridges, an innovative direct-to-consumer company dedicated to creating products that encourage family fun, conversations, and story-telling. 


She’s also partnered with OceanX to write the new OceanX Adventure Series… a middle-grade realistic fiction series that celebrates exploration and ocean conservation, inspired by real-life scientists and their adventures. 


Kate also serves as an active mentor, coach, and advisor for many organizations, including the Dalai Lama Fellows Program and Reading Partners. She is an Emeritus Board member of the South Carolina Aquarium, an Executive Mentor to the University of Chicago's Leadership and Society Initiative, and an Ambassador for Stanford's Center on Longevity's New Map of Life program.

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