Kate hails from Melbourne, Australia where she grew up in the Jewish community and at her youth movement, Habonim Dror. While living in Krakow, Poland, in 2008 and working at the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kate fell in love with the Krakow Jewish community and re-confirmed her belief in the beauty and importance of varied Jewish communities. Enticed by the huge possibilities of creating change, she packed up her bags and set off to Israel, where she pursued a second degree in museum studies at Haifa University, worked at the Diaspora Museum and completed an M.A. in nonprofit management at the Hebrew University. Today, she loses sleep thinking up big ideas for social change including two projects she launched in Israel: Tov Lada’at that supports African asylum seekers in Israel through higher education; and Keren Baktana, giving circles for social innovation directed at young Israeli professionals.