Kate is an ecological educator, plant-lover and urban planner. She is passionate about environmental justice, increasing access to green spaces, and nurturing a sense of community stewardship - including the ecological community - in people of all ages. Before moving to New York City, Kate spent two summers in western Massachusetts living and working on several small homesteads. She then moved to New York to study City & Regional Planning at Pratt Institute where she geeked out about community-based planning strategies and resilient and equitable innovations in waste, water, and sewage infrastructure. Kate is a project manager at Design Wild overseeing both residential garden care as well as large-scale community design. When she's not at Design Wild, she’s consulting on community projects or teaching Brooklyn first graders to get their hands dirty in the soil and stoking their love for plants.