Kate Seifert is the Grants Associate for Youth Speaks. Kate most recently served as the Operations Director for Aunt Lute Books, a multicultural women’s press in San Francisco dedicated to publishing those women who have been left out of mainstream publishing by virtue of race, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic background, age, or geographic location. Through her work with Aunt Lute Books, Kate has been actively engaged in the Bay Area arts community and has contributed to author-engaged programming within the San Francisco Mission District and East Bay areas.
Born and raised in Santa Maria, CA, Kate learned the healing power of the written word at a young age. She firmly believes that the work being done through Youth Speaks is creating pathways for real social change, and she is honored to be a part of it. Kate resides in Oakland, CA, where she is surrounded by her beloved plants, books, and art supplies.