Kate Austermiller is associate director of events at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, where she oversees the development and execution of all internal and external events. Previously she lived and worked in Beijing, China, at the Peking University–Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy for over six years. She earned her B.A. in business administration from Portland State University and her double M.A. in international development from Aalborg University (Denmark) and University of International Relations (China).