Kate Hoit

Kate Hoit, California State Director

Kate Hoit is the California State Director for the Vet Voice Foundation.

She was born and raised in Albany, New York. In 2001, she joined the U.S. Army Reserve at 17 and served for eight years—including time as an Army photojournalist in Balad, Iraq from 2004 – 2005.

In addition to maintaining the blog GIKate.com, Kate has been published by The New York Times, The Daily Beast, TIME, Maria Shriver’s Architects Of Change, Department of State’s EJ-USA Journal, Department of Veterans Affairs VAntage Point, The Huffington Post, RH Reality Check, and appeared in the History Channel documentary “Band of Bloggers,” WAMC: Northeast Public Radio, Comcast Newsmakers, ATTN:, and White House media.

Kate was the former Director of Content and Communications for Got Your 6. She has worked at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in digital engagement for now Senator Tammy Duckworth and in communications for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. Kate holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the State University of New York at Albany. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master of arts in nonfiction writing and is a Pat Tillman Military Scholar.