Kate Kramer
Manager of Staffing and Talent

As the Manager of Staffing and Talent at Education First, Kate manages recruitment, succession planning, and leverages evidence-based knowledge to contribute to the human capital initiatives (in areas such as talent selection, career planning, learning and development and compensation systems). Kate enjoys understanding how people and organizations work and collaborates with key internal functions to ensure we assemble the best consulting teams for our projects. With her experience in people management and human resources, Kate brings a passion for teasing out actionable information through data analysis to empower a healthy, meaningful and effective workplace.

Similar to the values Education First employs with clients, Kate is driven to set individuals up for success ensuring all team members thrive. Kate recognizes the importance of education’s pivotal role in individual’s long-term success, health and integration into the workforce. She contributes to our nation’s educational causes by supporting the talent at Education First.

Kate earned her Master of Industrial Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University, her B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University and a certification in Data Science from Springboard. In her first career, Kate managed luxury hospitality properties and gained a love for food and wine. A Chicago native, Kate currently resides in Seattle and loves acting as a tour guide for guests to show off the city’s beautiful views and cuisine. Previously a personal trainer, Kate focused on body-weight training methods and is currently learning Muay Thai, a form of martial arts.

Kate's expertise

  • Human Capital Strategy
  • People Analytics
  • Workplace Empowerment
  • Succession Planning
  • System and Tool Development

Kate's Must-Reads

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Retooling HR by John Boudreau
  • Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock

Kate likes


  • Fitness

  • People Analytics