Kate Moss grew up in St. Louis, Missouri prior to heading East to attend Vassar College. She graduated from Vassar with a BA in psychology and moved to Washington, DC to begin her career on Capitol Hill. She worked in the US House of Representatives and US Senate before going to work in the Executive Office of the President for the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention.
Subsequently she was tapped to be the National Representative of the Girl Scouts of the USA. In that position she led efforts to pass legislation addressing issues such as youth camp safety, delinquency prevention, summer jobs for youth and Title IX of the Education Amendments which would, for the first time ever, require colleges and universities to provide equal funding for and access to sports for girls as for boys.
She went on to be Legislative Director for the American Financial Services Association and, in 1993, established The Kate Moss Company, representing a diverse group of blue chip clients, specializing in financial services, telecommunications and health care and assisting them resolve challenges presented by pending legislation.
Kate was introduced to NDI New Mexico soon after she and her husband moved to Santa Fe in 2006 and became a member of the board in 2019. She has Chaired the Strategic Planning Committee and been a leader in its commitment to continue to strengthen its policies on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA).
Kate also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF) leading its advocacy efforts with the State legislature for capital outlay funds to support the Museum of Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, History Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art and the eight Historic Sites in the State of New Mexico.