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Kate Bass L’20

Originally from the swingstate of Colorado, Kate is passionate about issues of democratic representation and justice in the United States and in Latin America. Most recently, Kate was a Program Officer at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), where her portfolio focused on women’s political participation and parliamentary strengthening in Haiti. Before NDI, Kate worked for Project Vote to launch its Nonprofit Partners Initiative, which sought to make the United States electorate more representative by supporting health and human services nonprofit organizations to assist their clients to register to vote. Prior to Project Vote, Kate served as the Haiti Program Manager with AMURTEL in Haiti, where she managed grassroots programs with women and adolescent girls living in internally displaced persons camps and rural communities. Kate caught the community organizing bug while serving as a Field Organizer with President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign in her hometown of Denver.


Kate graduated from Middlebury College in 2012 with a B.A. in Anthropology. While at Middlebury, Kate helped to found a student organization that supports the local migrant farm worker community and served as a member of program staff with Amigos de las Américas, a nonprofit organization building youth leadership and community development in Latin America, in Nicaragua and Mexico.