• Kate Ann Brace

In her time as a graduate student, Kate has refined skills in both research and grant development. She has written grants for a not-for-profit organization based in Parasia, India that provides residential care and access to education for young children with physical disabilities. Her responsibilities include researching information on grant makers and grant opportunities, writing letters of inquiry, and writing grant applications. Kate’s research experience at Rutgers University was for Dr. Eric Davis on the topic of youth social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. This research included grant opportunities, project infrastructure, discourse on social entrepreneurship, and researching current youth social entrepreneurial endeavors in Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, and Pakistan. Kate also assisted in grant writing for Dr. Davis in order to create a Collaborative Online Course for both Rutgers Honors Students and students in Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, and Pakistan for the topic of social entrepreneurism. As an undergraduate student at Rider University, she co-authored research with Dr. Michael Brogan and two other students on the topic of the methods used in communicating environmental issues and concerns between both New Jersey and Pennsylvania legislators and constituents. Other distinctions from her time at Rider University include being a member of Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society) and Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society). Finally, as a sophomore at Brookdale Community College, Kate conducted research entitled Her/Story: Tracing Women’s Agency across Disciplines, Texts, and Cultures and presented the college’s Spring 2014 Honors Symposium.