Formerly known throughout the blogosphere as “GI Kate,” 25, served as an Army photojournalist in Balad, Iraq, from 2004 to 2005, with the 301st Area Support Group out of Queens, New York. She was raised in Albany, New York and joined the Army Reserves at 17. She has served eight years in the Reserves. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the State University of New York at Albany and is working on a documentary film about women in the military.
In addition to maintaining a blog, gikate.com, she is a front page writer for VetVoice, the blog of VoteVets.org. She has appeared in the History Channel documentary special Band of Bloggers and has guest blogged for The New York Times The Caucus: The Politics and Government Blog of The Times