Kate joined International Affairs as the International Scholar Advisor in 2014, where she assists international faculty and visiting scholars in immigration-related matters. Kate grew up in the forests of southern Oregon and has lived in France, Italy, Brazil and Argentina. She has traveled through southern Asia and Europe and drove the length of Latin America, from Oregon to Argentina. She has an MA in Intercultural Communication from Portland State University, where she served as an International Student Advisor for five years. Kate also spent three years as an immigration paralegal in the New Orleans, Louisiana area, with the immigration law firm Ware + Gasparian and later with Catholic Charities New Orleans. Kate has over 10 years experience working with international visitors to the United States.