Kate Forester started her career at Repair the World in 2009 as its second employee. She grew up in Ithaca, NY, and attended Cornell University. After college, Kate moved to Seattle, where she planned events and quadrupled the staff campaign at an anti-poverty agency. In Seattle, she also led Jconnect’s first monthly volunteer team, organized professional development conferences and registered voters with the Statewide Poverty Action Network. As a Professional Leaders Project Academic Fellow, Kate completed an M.B.A. at Yale School of Management, where she counseled peers on nonprofit career options through net impact. Kate now serves as Board Chair of Challah for Hunger, practices yoga, and enjoys brunch at any time of day.