Kate completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2000, with major studies in Classics & Archaeology and Psychology. She subsequently completed her Honours degree in Italian Studies at Monash University in 2005; her research explored gender issues in Renaissance literary text and letters. While at Monash she taught medieval and early modern history, as well as Italian language. She also co-led the ASA – Monash University credit course The Renaissance in Florence in 2007. She recently completed her Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics at Monash University.
Kate has travelled extensively and has lived in Italy and the UK. She is fluent in Italian and has worked as a research assistant in Florence, as an English teacher and translator in Naples, and even used her Italian coffee-making skills while working in a coffee bar in Chester, England.
Kate joined ASA as a Tour Cooordinator in 2014 and in 2015 she co-managed An Adriatic Journey: from Trieste to Dubrovnik, led by Emeritus Professor Frank Sear. She accompanied Frank to Greece in May 2016 as Tour Manager for A Journey through Minoan Crete, Mycenaean Greece and the Classical World and to Italy in September 2016 for Sicily and the Aeolian Islands – and will reprise this role in Sicily in September/October 2017.