Kat is a 2023-2024 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Local Progress, a membership-based organization of progressive local elected officials. As a fellow, Kat will offer policy support to and coordinate among municipal elected leaders to pass and implement driving equity policies nationwide.

Kat was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, where she worked as a youth organizer before announcing her plans to run for office. At 20 years old, she became the youngest city councilperson in Providence history. While in office, Kat launched a campaign to decriminalize the municipal code and worked with community activists to invest in alternative policing strategies. Kat went to law school to develop her advocacy skills because she knows elected officials need support in implementing the transformative policies that their communities urgently need.