Kate Forster is an adjunct professor in Information Technology (IT) for the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA). Ms. Forster is working on her Ph.D. in Information Technology. She has Master’s degrees in Management Information Systems and Library Science, as well as practical knowledge from over 20 years of work in the field of information technology.
Ms. Forster’s IT career includes experience in a wide range of organization types comprised of IT startups, public and private sectors, and an array of organizational sizes. Ms. Forster has skills in multiple software-related technology arenas. Her professional experience includes application system development, database administration and maintenance, business intelligence, and application management. Ms. Forster has spent the majority of her career in the public sector with a focus on giving back to her community. Currently, she serves as the Application and Database Administrator for a local low-income high school district. Previous experience includes serving as a technology trainer and database application developer at a police department and software engineer for a health care software-as-a-service company.