About

Kate Hertweck is a scientist and educator who endeavors to uphold core values like: diversity/equity/inclusion, accessibility of information, and learning over knowing. Kate’s graduate training at University of Missouri focused on genomic evolution of plants, and was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent, Duke University) where they began working exclusively in computational biology. Kate then spent four years as an assistant professor teaching bioinformatics, genomics, plant taxonomy, and scientific communication. Kate is currently bioinformatics training manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where they lead and implement training and community building to support the data-intensive biomedical research community. Kate is an instructor and trainer for The Carpentries (serving as a leader in community governance from 2016-2019), and is an advisor for Metadocencia. These non-profit groups support best practices in teaching for data/computational skills and Spanish-speaking educators, respectively. Kate likes to spend their time enjoying all things science fiction and knitting sweaters from handspun yarn for their tiny, grumpy, elderly rescue dog, Loki. Kate uses perceived pronouns, so any pronoun you think fits also works for them.