Kate Traynor joined EPS in 2019. She has worked as a consultant for public sector clients since 2011 and brings professional experience in market research, affordable housing preservation, loan feasibility, and municipal budget analysis. Her academic interests are in the political economies of urban regions, the housing crisis, and the passion California voters maintain for ballot initiatives.

Kate holds a Master of Regional and Urban Planning Degree from the University of California Los Angeles, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College.