Kate leads the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Learning and Leadership for Conservation team, which supports the development of inspired and committed young conservationists around the world through a series of graduate scholarships, small grants and training opportunities. As a Senior Program Manager, Kate manages the WCS Graduate Scholarship Program, which promotes the next generation of conservation leaders by providing international graduate education opportunities to exceptional candidates from around the globe. Kate has been with WCS since 2005, and has had the opportunity to work across a number of departments within the Global Conservation Program. During this time, she has realized that capacity development and knowledge sharing are two key ways to tackle conservation issues, and she is extremely pleased to be working in a role where she can enable this. Kate has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit organization management, relationship building and international relations. Kate has a BA in Public and Community Services Studies and Humanities, with a minor in Spanish and an MSc in Global Affairs.