(G1) Kate was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.S. in chemistry at Villanova University in PA. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in the lab of Prof. Jared Paul at Villanova University where she investigated excited state proton-coupled electron transfer in substituted Ru(bpy)3 systems. At Caltech, Kate is studying the mechanism of both sensitized and non-sensitized photoinduced carbon dioxide reduction in non-aqueous systems as part of the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA). In her free time, Kate enjoys traveling and camping across California, Arizona, and New Mexico with her girlfriend and dog.