Kate graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UC Davis. After graduation, Kate worked for several years at Hewlett Packard Corporation and then Marriott Corporation in Sales Management. She then realized she was drawn to the law and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University. Kate worked for several years at both Morgan, Ruby, Franich & Fredkin and then Ruby & Schofield, two prominent San Jose civil litigation firms, before taking time off to raise her two daughters. In her spare time, Kate enjoys teaching fitness classes, spending time with her family, reading great fiction, exploring the Half Moon Bay coastline where she lives, and watching all manner of sports, particularly the Golden State Warriors, the Oregon Ducks, and the US Women's National Soccer Team.