Kate Lawyer

Kate Lawyer

Assistant Director
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Kate is an Assistant Director for the Government Performance Lab’s “Children & Families” work in Washington State. Prior to joining the GPL, Kate was a Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development Program. Here, Kate was a key contributor to shaping the team’s Government Implementation Capacity Portfolio and country strategies. This included co-developing and co–managing $260M of investments in African food systems, as well as serving as the relationship manager for the foundation’s partnership with the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa. Prior to the foundation, Kate earned her MPA from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs concurrent with spending three years in West Africa as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. Kate is fascinated by behavioral and implementation sciences, and committed to shifting systems to better serve women, people of color, and other marginalized groups.