Kate has long standing connections to Jagajaga.
She grew up in Rosanna, went to Banyule Primary School, and got her first job at Yallambie McDonalds.
Kate is a mum to a baby girl who will also be growing up Jagajaga.
Kate is a former ABC TV and Radio News reporter, and has held senior roles at Oxfam and now in the public service.
She worked for Jenny Macklin to help deliver important Labor reforms, including the National Disability Insurance Sscheme and Paid Parental Leave.
Throughout her career, Kate has worked to deliver reform that makes our community fairer and supports vulnerable people.
She will be a powerful voice in Canberra for the Jagajaga community.