Kat is the Senior Director of Operations and Deputy Director at WID. Working with WID’s leadership team, Kat recommends and coordinates activities aimed toward translating strategic opportunities into support for critical issues affecting accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.
She is also responsible for the smooth and effective operation of WID’s internal functions, including managing HR, IT, and Accessibility Solutions. Additionally, Kat is the Chair of the IREX Community Solutions Program Partner Advisory Board, where she helps shape the Fellows program as well as working closely as a mentor to WID’s international fellows.
Translating strategic opportunities into support for critical issues affecting accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities
Kat received her B.S. in Political Science and B.A. in Anthropology from Florida State University. While working in Azerbaijan as a Peace Corps Volunteer, she gained experience in NGO development, community building, and grant writing. As a person born with a neurological disability, Kat is committed to eliminating the stigma of hidden disabilities.
Until her curiosity kills her, she plans on endlessly traveling to remote destinations, immersing herself in local cultures, and taking photos of #StreetArt.