Kate Schleitwiler Kruizenga currently works as Director of Strategic Projects at Global Citizen Year. She focuses on business development, working with the Board of Directors, and leading special projects across the organization. Kate joined Global Citizen Year after spending four years with Teach For America, primarily focused on work in learning and development to train, coach, and support staff working in fundraising and teacher placement across the organization. Prior to TFA, she helped strengthen operational processes and supported election data collection at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. Kate is also a proud AmeriCorps alumna, having served in three elementary schools in Madison, WI with Schools of Hope. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.