Kate Abbott

Residing in Washington, DC

Kate Abbott

Residing in Washington, DC

I am a Montessorian deeply interested in the development of people and communities, knowing that when we work on maximizing the potential of each individual, we can transform society. My interests led me to international development with stints in China, Mexico, and Kenya, and at the World Bank as a fraud and corruption investigator for Latin America’s portfolio of Bank projects. Going deeper into Montessori theory with its underlining foundation of developing the human person, collaboration, and interdependence, has guided me to enrolling in Primary and Elementary diploma courses.

I volunteer with the Junior League of Washington, assist with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, serve with A Simple House, and have experience on non-profit boards including a dual-immersion Spanish-English Montessori school.

Originally from the Buffalo-Niagara region in New York, I am a first-generation college graduate and Pell Grant recipient, earning a degree in economics with minors in environmental science and Spanish, and reside in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, DC. I greatly enjoy baseball and love to hike, backpack, and rock climb – and have done so in over six countries and 11 U.S. States.