Kate Malekoff
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Kate Malekoff

Senior Director of Human Resources

Kate is the Senior Director of Human Resources at uAspire, where she works with staff across the organization to strengthen the systems, policies, and practices that comprise the employee lifecycle, including hiring, onboarding and offboarding, compensation and performance management, benefits, and employee relations and compliance. Through collaboration, Kate works to ensure that the uApire's commitment to equity is reflected in the full work of the organization's HR function. 

Kate joins uAspire from DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), a youth development non-profit and charter school where she served as the Director of Human Resources and Talent Operations, overseeing both the strategic and tactical work of the department. Prior to that, she was involved with organizations focusing on the school to prison pipeline in metro Detroit and domestic violence in the Jewish community. Kate holds a BA in Urban Studies and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MSW from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

Why uAspire?

Closing the opportunity gap and supporting students as they work to achieve post-secondary completion and success is an equity issue, and college affordability is a huge barrier on the path towards addressing it. I'm excited by uAspire's dual focus on working directly with current students and more broadly on long-term systemic policy change to address this piece of the work. I'm just as excited by how intentionally uAspire works to ensure the equity the organization fights for is also seen in workplace culture, systems, and practices.