Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Kate Anderson grew up in New York and earned her undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Connecticut, where she also served as an Admissions Associate. She then worked for several years as a research associate for the executive placement firm Heidrick & Struggles, and after moving to Chicago, Kate earned her Master’s degree in Education Leadership from DePaul University. Prior to joining the founding Beacon team, Kate spent five years as the Secondary School Placement Counselor at the Catherine Cook School, where she counseled families through the high school admissions process and was actively involved with the School’s Marketing and Alumni Association Committees. Kate and her husband live in Lake Forest.