Kate received Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University. She works mainly on questions in the philosophy of social science and political philosophy. The overarching motivation guiding her research is to understand how background commitments influence modeling in the social sciences and computer science, to reflect on how they should, and to build fairer models on that basis. She also works on political and ethical questions inspired by the use of technology and social science by corporations and by governments. For example, Kate is currently working on a project arguing for a right to explanation, inspired by recent discussions surrounding the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and interpretability in computer science. Kate will join the Center for Ethics as an interdisciplinary ethics fellow in partnership with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.