Kate Frauenfelder is a Durham native, UNC-CH graduate, and political communications professional.
Kate currently serves as the Deputy Press Secretary for Cal Cunningham for Senate, where she will work with the communications team to spread the campaign's message to voters in one of the most contested races in the country.
Previously, she has worked as communications director for Rep. Graig Meyer, where she highlighted his work in the state legislature, and media manager for NextGen America in Nevada, where she worked to showcase the power of the youth vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
She is also working with UNC Hussman School's Dr. Kreiss, and a team of UNC students and alumnae on a book, "Recoding the Boys Club," the first-ever documentation and analysis of women's experiences in the political technology field.
As a participant of the UNC Honors Seminar on Public Policy and Global Affairs, Kate had the opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C., learning from actors and organizations across the public, private and non-profit sectors that influence domestic and global affairs in Washington, D.C. Kate worked on early childhood education and clean energy at top political consulting firm Hamilton Place Strategies and conducted research on early childhood education policy at the National Governors Association.
At UNC, she served as the Executive Director of the Eve Carson Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship for juniors. As the living legacy of former Student Body President Eve Carson, the scholarship fulfills the vision for a student-run merit scholarship she included in her platform.
She hopes to continue her career in political communications and work to not only elect more women to public office, but work to ensure campaigns are lifting up the work of women.