Kate teaches, researches, writes, and speaks about politics in Canada’s cities. She holds a PhD in Political Science (Local Government) from the University of Western Ontario. Her doctoral research focused on the role and power of mayors in Canada (MayorsProject.ca). She teaches in the Political Science Departments at Western and Huron University College. Kate is also a Senior Fellow at Canada 2020, where she created and hosted a podcast called No Second Chances (NoSecondChances.ca) about women in Canada’s most senior political roles. Before entering academia, Kate spent a decade working in local government, most recently as the Director, Community & Economic Innovation at the City of London.