Cate Gormley joined Lake Research Partners in 2006. Cate works with foundations, non-profits, and issue advocacy organizations. She has conducted research on a range of progressive issues including education, reproductive health, the environment, women’s issues, children’s health, poverty, and more. She is an experienced focus group moderator. A native of Houston, Cate graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 with a B.A. in English. Before joining LRP, Cate was involved with several campaigns in Austin. During the 2004 election cycle, Cate worked as a community organizer for the Democratic National Committee and MoveOn Political Action Committee. Following the election, she was the Public Relations Coordinator for the National Foundation for Women Legislators in Washington, DC. During football season, even in election years, Cate makes time to watch the Longhorns play on Saturdays.