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Kate Marple
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Lecturer in Human Services

Kate Marple is a storyteller and strategic communications practitioner with particular expertise in health care, legal aid, and cross-sector communications. For a decade, she directed communications for the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership while serving as a senior research scientist at The George Washington University. There she helped create a national movement to reduce health disparities by making access to legal services a standard part of quality health care. She was also previously a communications officer with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. Today, Ms. Marple is a consultant with Who Tells the Story? focused on changing how nonprofits approach communications and storytelling—from who is at the table shaping storytelling values and goals to how people are asked to share their personal stories. From what stories are being told to whose perspective those narratives truly reflect. She is also a documentary playwright and, with her theatre company, facilitates community-based story circles to provide space for people to cultivate community, examine differences, and explore social issues through their own experiences.

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  • Education

    MSc, Nationalism Studies, University of Edinburgh
    BA, Human Services & History, Northeastern University


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