Kate Flaherty is a dual masters student in City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, and seeks to create more accessible and equitable spaces through her work.
Kate first learned of IHCD’s work as a user tester where she helped assess different types of spaces to determine how they could be improved to help serve the broader public. She found the work to be both a powerful learning experience about the design process as well as an empowering way to change the environment around her. At the time, she was working in the tech-field focused on sustainability issues, and is very interested in the intersections of environmental sustainability and accessibility in both design and planning.
Born in Boston and raised in Connecticut, she returned to Massachusetts for her bachelors in International Relations at Wheaton College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, cycling, yoga, and craft projects.