Kate earned her a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has also earned her Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). She has presented at Closing The Gap (CTG), Pittsburg Employment Conference (PEC), Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), California State University Northridge (CSUN) and Region 13 Educational Service Center, Austin. For the last three years she has worked for the Austin Independent School District as an Assistive Technology Teaching Assistant serving students with communication disabilities. Prior to working for the school district Kate was employed by two non-profit organizations providing consumers training on computer applications, adaptive equipment and software.