Kate Dressel

Director of Communications | She, Her, Hers

Kate serves as the Director of Communications for IowaSLI for the 2018-19 school year. Kate is a current Junior at Waukee High School and Waukee APEX Associate. She hopes to use her role in the organization to advocate for all youth who feel their voices have been ignored.


Throughout her life, Kate has been inspired to be a leader in the student voice movement; from speaking at school board meetings in middle school to creating a petition to allow tag at recess in third grade, she has always been passionate about empowering the voices of those unheard. Recognizing the importance of student voices, Kate is active in promoting safety in schools and plans to coordinate student action against gun violence in Iowa.


When she isn’t advocating for her peers, Kate can be found participating in speech team, model UN, or campaigning for her favorite electoral candidates. In her limited free time, she enjoys reading, rock climbing, and playing with her two dogs, Libby and Nugget.

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