Kate joins iCivics as the Executive Assistant. As such, she supports the Executive Director and Board of Directors while also maintaining the daily operations of the office. Prior to joining iCivics, Kate had been employed for 17 years by the Massachusetts House of Representatives where she was immersed in legislative policy and procedure. Kate served as a committee researcher working on such major pieces of legislation as Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave. She also served as Chief of Staff to the Joint Committee on Higher Education and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. During her tenure in the legislature, she worked on wide-ranging issues such as marriage equality - a historical moment for the Commonwealth - public and higher education, and equality in the workplace. Kate comes to iCivics with a shared passion for civics education and engagement.