Kate Berkley

Senior Associate, Strategy & Policy

Kate Berkley is the Senior Associate for Strategy & Policy, working to advance the mission of the National Education Equity Lab through developing and supporting initiatives with our higher education partners. Prior to joining the Lab, Kate taught English language in Austria through the Fulbright program and later taught sixth grade in the Boston-area. 

A Kansas City-native, Kate earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and her master’s degree in policy from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. At Stanford, her research focused on postsecondary access, postsecondary student success, and workforce development. She also worked to develop an innovative program model to support first generation, low-income students through the provisioning of essential personal technology. Through her work at the Lab, Kate channels her passion to broaden postsecondary pathways and opportunities for scholars.