Kate Adams received her Master of Global Policy Studies (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Hamilton College and is interested in diplomacy and security issues, particularly in the context of counterterrorism, crime prevention and conflict resolution. After college, she worked at the New York County District Attorney’s Office as a community associate, assisting in the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases, and at a political consulting firm, researching California ballot initiatives. Kate also interned at Doctors Without Borders, working with field missions in the Middle East and North Africa. She has also studied human rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which further developed her interest in post-conflict resolution efforts. Simultaneous with her MGPS coursework in Austin, Kate served as a graduate research affiliate at Innovations for Peace and Development, a faculty-led research group, where she examined the links between natural resource access and conflict sites.