NC State
Fire Chasers Project
Kate Albrecht, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public AdministrationUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Kate began her work with the Fire Chasers team in Fall 2014. Her undergraduate study was in Motion Pictures and Creative Writing at the University of Miami. After graduating with her BS in 2006, Kate went to work for outdoor and education nonprofits. She has designed and implemented experiential, high-adventure programs for youth and adults, as well as worked as a proposal editor, grant writer, documentary filmmaker, and graphic designer. As a certified Wilderness First Responder, Kate has first-hand experience in crisis situations and emergency response. She is most interested in the collaborative and innovative connections for nonprofits and city governments to work together to provide communities with more outdoor activities. She enjoys trail running and working on her series of children’s books about summer camp.