Kate is a Seattle native, now living in Portland, Oregon, studying educational leadership and policy at Portland State University and working with student athletes to support their academic success. After recovering from an eating disorder in her teens, Kate became connected to the body-positive and social justice movements and began as an intern with Adios Barbie. Kate is interested in higher education and how body image influences and is influenced by student’s experiences. Kate is focused on connecting larger dominant societal discourses to body image and eating in order to deconstruct negative and strict ideas about bodies, eating, and food. When not working on writing and grad school, Kate is hiking, biking, or watching Grey’s Anatomy…on repeat.