Kate Barnekow graduated from Harvard Law School in 2019, where she served as co-president of the Animal Law Society and as an article editor for the Journal of Law and Gender. During her time as a law student, she worked as a legal intern for the Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing), and PETA; as a teaching assistant for Professor Kristen Stilt; and as a research assistant for Professor Jonathan Lovvorn. She was awarded the Dean’s Scholar Prize in Animal Law and received the Animal Law & Policy Program Writing Prize upon graduation.

Before law school, Kate received a Fulbright Award to Ireland, where she earned a Master of Arts in Sexuality Studies from Dublin City University and wrote a dissertation examining coverage of sexual assault trials in the Irish media. She graduated magna cum laude from Rollins College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies.