Kate Shapiro is originally from North Carolina with roots in West Virginia, Georgia and New York City. Kate is a long time member of SONG and thrilled to be back home in GA. She has been a SONG members since 2006 and joined the staff in 2012. Since 2008 she has worked with Spark Reproductive Justice Now, The Center for Participatory Change and The Beehive Design Collective doing youth organizing, capacity building, and popular political education with rural, queer, and immigrant communities. She came to SONG after an amazing stint in rural Wisconsin working in the historic recall elections where she had the opportunity to fuse electoral and community organizing strategies. She is a founding and continued member of the Vision and Strategies Council of Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective. Shapz loves ‘making what we need’, swimming holes and all things savory.