Kate Kusiak Galvin works closely with the Director of UrbanCCD, Charlie Catlett, as well as faculty, scientists, and administrative leaders to strategically develop and coordinate the strategic objectives and programs of the Center. Prior to joining UrbanCCD in 2013, Kusiak Galvin worked as an Assistant Director for Arete, a research accelerator at the University of Chicago, and was tasked with assisting researchers organizing large-scale interdisciplinary research programs across UChicago. Previously, Kusiak Galvin worked at the American Society for Clinical Pathology. As an Associate Manager in Global Outreach, she was responsible for coordinating training events in Kenya, Rwanda, Swaziland, and Cambodia for laboratory professionals under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as well as managing both international and domestic partnerships for the Association. Kusiak Galvin has an MBA from DePaul University with a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communications and Entrepreneurship. She received her BA in Public Relations with a minor in marketing from Marquette University.