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 has recently completed a Masters 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 will reprise this role in Sicily in September/October 2016.