Kate graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Textile and Apparel Studies. During college, Kate took her last semester to intern and study at American Intercontinental University in London, UK. After college, she moved to Chicago where she worked in the wholesale sector of the fashion industry attending national trade shows. After constant travel with her work, Kate missed Chicago and all the great things it offered so she applied to the Columbia College Chicago. She started in the Radio Department as a secretary and has found her home in Fashion Studies as an Administrative Assistant. Kate has also taught Clothing and Society, Introduction to Fashion Business, and assisted with department events. Kate was born and raised in Michigan.