Meet Kate! VA21's first Development Director

Why did you decide to work for Virginia21?

It is a lifelong dream of mine to work for an organization that plays such a critical role in energizing the electorate, and I hope to play an active role in strengthening Virginia21’s ability to advocate for young people. Oh and I’m a really big fan of my generation.

If you could enact one law everyone had to obey, what would it be and why?

June 12th would be a federal holiday– it’s my birthday.

What is your idea of a perfect pizza?

Pineapple, pepperoni, and jalapeños. #Pineapplebelongsonpizza

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles.

Who is your spirit celebrity?


Who is your soul sister?


Which fictional character do you relate to the most?

Leslie Knope. No explanation needed for any of these answers.

If you could pick one fictional character to be your partner in monopoly, who would it be and why?

The Monopoly Man because I assume that he has the patience to play an entire game and win.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing young people today?

The biggest challenge facing young people today is accepting the narrative that we are unskilled, entitled, and clueless. It may be harder to prove ourselves to an older generation, but we have the drive, skills, and ability to do so.