Kate Catherall

Passionate about building capacity for social impact, Kate Catherall brings over 15 years of leadership experience in public engagement, advocacy, and electoral politics. Kate has trained and worked with movement-builders and campaigners across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, with partners hailing from more than 40 countries. As a consultant and researcher, she has guided strategy and advocacy efforts across a wide range of issues including reproductive freedom, clean energy, gun violence prevention, education reform, public health, and international conflict resolution. Kate is the Co-founder and Board Chair of Arena, an organization that convenes, trains, and supports next generation candidates and political professionals. Since 2017, Arena has helped to elect 61 candidates to Congress, state, and local offices, and has trained more than 8,000 campaigners through Arena Academy. Kate got her start as an organizer on Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, and has since worked with many rising stars including Cory Booker, Lauren Underwood, Lina Hidalgo, and Andy Kim. She resides in Oakland, California with her partner Conrad and her retriever mix, Louie. Kate spends as much time outside as possible, and loves film, music, writing, travel, forest bathing, and pizza.