Kate is a dynamic public speaker who brings her humor to the stage. She encourages collaboration and uniquely customizes presentations for each group. Her data driven motivational talks incorporate the audience into the story. Her positive message of inclusion energizes participants.
Confronting Workplace Sexism: Workplace conflict is difficult, especially when gender is in the mix. Learn how to take action while minimizing repercussions.
Embracing the Changing Dream: Perfect for middle and high school students who are wondering who they are destined to be when they grow up, Kate leads the group though the path of discovering and revising career dreams.
"Really fun to watch and listen to" - High School Physics Teacher
"Humorous and relateable" - Sierra Gonzales, University of Nevada Student
"You are an inspiration." - Karen, Vice President
"Doesn't put you to sleep like most public speakers" - Michael Quan, Engineer
"Held students attention the entire time" - High School Teacher
"I loved her story and am inspired by her"
- Vicki Ragsdale, Engineer
Society of Women Engineers
University of Nevada Reno
Southern Methodist University Heros Week
Texas A&M University
Steenburg Primary, Cape Town, South Africa
Gunn Junior High School (Arlington ISD)
Bryan Adams Leadership Academy (Dallas ISD)
Young Women's Leadership Academy (Grand Prairie ISD)
Career and Technical Education Center (Frisco ISD)
Fort Worth Chamber Women’s Insight Network (WIN)
Arlington Public Library
Kate grew up in Southern California and started flying aircraft when she was only 13 years old. Having a hobby that was not gender stereotypical didn't stop her, but she wondered why not many women were in aviation.
Kate witnessed a fatal fighter jet crash when she was in high school. Her focused shifted from how to fly to how to make flying safer. She earned degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Management. She has worked with cargo aircraft, business jets, helicopters, and unmanned aviation.
Kate lives in Arlington, Texas with her spouse and their rescue schnauzer, Jack. She insists she has a green thumb (no need to list all the plants that have died on her watch) and prefers to grow her own vegetables when she can. She has a passion for loose leaf teas and has traveled the world looking for authentic teas and serving traditions.
A firm believer in lending a helping hand to the next generation, Kate has participated in many volunteer activities. She works with HOPE Tutoring providing her skills pro bono because she believes that education can help students out of economic troubles. Kate is a long time member of the Society of Women Engineers where she is currently serving in a strategic role.
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