Kate works with the development team to help make Tableau even more useful, usable, and enjoyable. She has a strong interest in all aspects of design and its impact on the world in which we live; and a passion for making digital experiences as simple and elegant as possible. Kate holds a degree from Denison University in art and international studies, and trained at the University of Washington in user experience design. She first fell in love with data after college as a Teach for America teacher in the South Bronx, where it helped her achieve better outcomes for her K-3 bilingual students. Lately, she loves using Tableau to advocate for improved bicycling infrastructure in Seattle. She also loves to cook and travel, and is learning to play the mandolin.