Kate McDevitt is the senior manager for School Wellness Programs at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Division of Community Health. Kate works with low-income schools to increase good nutrition and physical activity for students, while advising school districts on health and wellness improvements. Kate is an award-winning public-health advocate with experience in non-profit leadership, strategic planning, and youth-campaign management. She is a local leader in advancing policy, systems and environment changes in our communities. Kate works with government officials and community leaders on meaningful, long-term policy and environment changes reflecting that where we live determines our heath.
Kate served as a board member for Slow Food Urban San Diego, and was chair of Slow Food’s first Food Justice Committee in the U.S. In 2013, Kate was accepted to the first cohort of the Center for Collaborative Planning's "Women's Health Leadership-Network Leaders on the Move" program.
Kate graduated with honors from Bucknell University, with degrees in Human Service Systems and Theatre. She holds certifications in both Indigenous Permaculture Design and Nonprofit Management, and is a graduate of the Center for Agro-ecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz.
In 2013, Kate was named Principal Recipient of the UC San Diego Exemplary Employee of the Year Award. She looks forward to continuing her work in leadership, government relations, and forward-thinking community planning and development