krube1Kate Rube is the Policy Director for Smart Growth America. She leads and coordinates SGA’s policy advocacy, working on both federal campaigns and with more than 40 state and regional groups on local, state, and regional smart growth issues. Kate is also an Outreach Coordinator with the Transportation for America campaign, a new coalition of diverse groups pushing for significant reforms in our national transportation policy to strengthen our communities, our economy, and the transportation choices available to Americans. Kate previously worked as the Assistant National Field Director for U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, helping to coordinate grassroots campaigns on a range of federal environmental issues. While she’s at SGA, Kate is also pursuing a Master’s in Community Planning degree from the University of Maryland.