Kate McKerlie brings curiosity, energy, and enthusiasm as she joins Inspiring Communities for the next year through an Interchange program. Keen to observe the evolution of various projects as Inspiring Communities grows as an organization, Kate will also directly support initiatives such as the How We Thrive gathering and profiling of Atlantic regional stories within the emerging Atlantic ecosystem and for Social Innovation Canada. Her previous experience within municipal and federal governments, and the private sector, has centered on process and program redesign, engagement, and outreach. Having lived in western and central regions of Canada, Kate looks forward to meeting and learning from community-builders and changemakers in Eastern Canada.