Kate has been a member of the CIER team for six years in varying capacities; she currently provides support as a Senior Project Manager. With over fifteen years’ experience working with Indigenous communities across Canada, and rural, remote communities in developing countries, she has gained a diverse skill set in community engagement strategies, facilitation and collaboration techniques, and analytical skills to solve complex problems. She has led a range of projects from local to national in scale and across diverse thematic areas, including water, waste, climate change, and biodiversity. Kate has a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo; and, a bachelor’s degree in environmental and native studies from Trent University. When she is not at her desk, you will find Kate spending time outdoors, curled up with a good book or planning her next trip.