Kate was fifth year graduate student in classics and archaeology. She received her BA in archaeology and history from Tufts University in 2006. After graduating from Tufts, Kate took two years off from academia and moved to New York City, where she worked for an art gallery. She has conducted field work in Italy at the Poggio Civitate Field School, where she has been the site supervisor from 2007-2012. Her research interests include the archaeology of pre-Roman Italy, Greek archaeology and history, Greek colonization, and postcolonialism. Her current research involves investigating emerging trade networks between Magna Graecia and central Italy.