Kate Payne is the Communications Associate for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She assists the communications team on a range of projects in support of the foundation’s institutional and programmatic objectives. She also assists the director of communications with day-to-day operations of the department.
Prior to joining the foundation after moving from Illinois to California, Kate worked primarily in the non-profit sector for agencies serving vulnerable youth, elderly citizens, children in foster care and developmentally disabled individuals in disadvantaged communities.
Kate is pursuing her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Illinois-Springfield and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Illinois State University.