Kate was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and received her Ph.D in 2019 from Stanford University in Sustainable Design and Construction. Kate’s research bridges the fields of civil engineering and public policy. Using empirical, case-based and novel research methods, she has published work on the use of public private partnerships and the emergence of crowdfunding for infrastructure delivery. Kate brings an entrepreneurial spirit to her research, drawing from extensive project experience in Argentina, Uganda, Mexico, China, and Nicaragua and industry experience in urban planning, transportation engineering, construction management, and public policy analysis. As a result, she has been invited globally to make presentations and has won numerous fellowships and grants. Kate holds a BS in civil engineering from Clemson University and an MA in International Policy from Stanford University.