As a Researcher at Wellesley, Kate combines her professional experience in international development and journalism, with her academic interests in health and anthropology. She has lived or worked in dozens of countries globally, including in Afghanistan as a Director at a large social regeneration non-profit organization, and later on a project in conjunction with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, aimed at reducing the incidence of malaria across the country. Kate spent the first half of her career as a journalist at CNN in London and more recently on diplomatic postings as the spouse of a senior Canadian foreign service official. Kate has a strong interest in the socio-cultural aspects of health and wellbeing, health equity, the health of immigrants and mental health as it relates to new technologies. She holds an MSc in Medical Anthropology from University of Oxford.