Mayor Stewart has lived in Takoma Park for over 20 years. She first moved to the City with her husband Jon and they rented a house on Philadelphia Avenue and then purchased a home on the corner of Elm and Sycamore. Kate has two children who have grown up in Takoma Park and attended the local public schools. Her son Jamie is a rising Senior at Blair High School and her daughter Bridget is a rising First-year.
Kate is a Principal at ConwayStrategic a communications firm which specializes in developing innovative action plans to change policy, shaping public opinion research and creating research-driven communications and advocacy strategies. Prior to working at ConwayStrategic, Kate served as the Executive Vice President of Advocates for Youth, an organization that works in the U.S. and internationally to empower young people to make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health and to advocate on behalf of their rights. Before Advocates, Kate was a partner in a research and communications firm where she provided strategic advice to a range of progressive organizations. Kate has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at American University and is currently on the Urban Institutes Internal Review Board. Kate received her BA from Haverford College and her Master of Science from the University of Maryland.
Kate serves on the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government (MWCOG) Legislative Committee and was elected to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer for the MWCOG.