Kate is a fierce believer that global poverty is not inevitable. She is currently CEO at Upaya Social Ventures, which has invested in 16 companies since 2011 that have created more than 13,000 lasting jobs for the extreme poor. Previous roles include COO for Vittana, an organization creating student loan markets in developing countries and a range of executive roles at Unitus, a microfinance accelerator. She is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship and the intersection of markets and mission at business schools and conferences. Kate holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
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