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Kate Pleskac

Graduate Academic Advisor --
Primary office:
Snow Hall
Room 415


Kate’s primary job is to ensure a student’s successful progression through their MA or Ph.D program.

Her responsibilities are to:

  • Connect students with available resources 
  • Guide students through the GTA/GRA/GA hiring process
  • Advocate for students as College-wide administrative processes/policies evolve
  • Verify that students have fulfilled all program and University requirements for their degree
  • Ensure that documentation required for graduation is correctly submitted

When the need arises, Kate serves as a liaison between students and campus offices or between faculty or department leadership. She also provides a wide range of support services for the Department of Economics, including—updating the department’s website, recruiting prospective students, planning events, and more.

Kate loves new tech, tips & tricks, keyboard shortcuts…basically anything that can make life easier. She graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Journalism and Sociology. While a Midwest native, Kate has lived in 10 cities, 6 states, and 3 countries. She joined the COGA team in 2018.​