Prof. Lawrence Rosenfeld UNC-Chapel Hill, Co-Chair of the Social-Behavioral Institutional Review Board

Courage’ is a good word to describe Kate’s career: she is willing to tackle projects and to put herself in situations others might find particularly stressful. She is willing to open her relationships to the kind of close scrutiny that few have the courage to do… Kate questions, discusses, and makes an effort to understand different perspectives; in other words, her presence challenges all of us, and these challenges make it better for everyone. She is not afraid to speak her mind, yet, clearly, she is respectful of others’ opinion. As she told me, ‘With the powers of active listening and the ability to give law counsel, there is potential for creating tangible differences in someone’s life.’ Lastly, and certainly most importantly, Kate is a good person. She clearly considers others’ well being as personally important and is willing to work hard for others as well as for herself.