A native Rochesterian, Tate has also lived in the Hudson Valley while at Bard College receiving her B.A. in Psychology, Perth, ON (Canada), Siena, Italy, and Wicklow, Ireland. Upon returning home in 2009, Tate completed an M.S. degree at R.I.T. in Service Leadership & Innovation, writing her graduate research project on “Exploring the ‘Brain Drain’ phenomenon in Rochester, NY.” She currently lives in the South Wedge and enjoys hobbies like watching baseball (Rochester Red Wings & NY Yankees), yoga, and reading, of course.