Kate Stanton is a freelance writer and journalist based in Melbourne, Victoria, where she recently completed a Master of Journalism course for the University of Melbourne.

She has written for BBC News, The Age, The Sunday Age, The Citizen, United Press International, PBS NewsHour and Melbourne University’s alumni magazine, 3010.

Kate has previously worked for the PBS NewsHour, The Charlie Rose Show and United Press International. In 2010, she served as a communications specialist for Adrian Fenty, then-mayor of Washington, D.C. In 2008, she spent three months working on Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign in Virginia.

Kate has a Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is originally from Washington, D.C.