Kate is the Senior Program Manager for Product Introduction and Access at AVAC where she primarily manages the Dual Prevention Pill (DPP) Consortium, a coalition of organizations working to bring the DPP to market. In this role, Kate coordinates and tracks activities across project partners and disseminates the latest project developments. More broadly, she contributes to new biomedical HIV prevention introduction plans and global conversations on HIV/SRH integration and other cross-cutting issues. Since joining AVAC, Kate has supported the development and execution of an initial Market Preparation and Introduction Strategy for the DPP, partnerships to advance HIV/SRH integration, and human-centered design research to inform demand generation for prevention.
Prior to joining AVAC, Kate was the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Policy Analyst and Global Health Corps Fellow at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), where she coauthored the report Prescribing Chaos in Global Health: The Global Gag Rule from 1984-2018. Kate has also worked with the Women’s Rights Division and Americas Division at Human Rights Watch, and with the Global Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Kate joined AVAC in 2018, bringing years of project management, policy, and qualitative research experience from the human rights and SRHR fields. She has an MA from The New School and a BA from Tulane University.