As Director of Communications, Kate Wiley is focused on growing awareness of CityBridge and elevating the projects we support through strategic and compelling storytelling.
Kate has deep experience in building and growing communications programs in the nonprofit space, most recently at SOME (So Others Might Eat), a nonprofit dedicated to providing crucial services to DC residents experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty. There, as VP, she oversaw all external communications and online fundraising. Prior to her work at SOME, Kate spent nine years in public affairs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, bringing awareness to and engagement with diverse topics such as the Star-Spangled Banner, the history of skateboarding, and the discovery of the only playable recording of Alexander Graham Bell’s voice.
The daughter and granddaughter of public school teachers, Kate has volunteered as a literacy and English as a second language tutor since her high school years, most recently with local nonprofit Horton’s Kids. She holds a B.A in Foreign Language and Communication Media from American University and an M.A. in Cultural Heritage Studies from the University College London.