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Kate Throneburg

Kate is the Grants Manager at American Engineering Group (AEG) International based in Charlotte,  NC. Kate’s current work focuses on writing and implementing solar energy grant projects in the US and African markets.

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Prior to joining AEG in 2019, Kate served as Regional Get Out the Vote Director for the North Carolina  Break the Majority statewide legislative campaign and Project Manager for two large events affiliated with the United Nations following her graduation from the UNC Transatlantic  Master’s program in May of 2018. While in graduate school for political science, she studied in Chapel Hill, NC, and Barcelona, Spain, and spent eight months in Lisbon, Portugal interning at the U.S. Embassy, planning a UN sustainable energy forum, and studying Portuguese. Kate received both an academic year and summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education to intensively learn the language. She wrote her thesis on the effects of social media on democratic discourse with a focus on its impact in the U.S.  and Catalonia, Spain.


Prior to graduate school, Kate served as Executive Assistant to U.S.  Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) in his DC office for two and a half years. Her previous roles include a campaign fundraiser for Democratic Members in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, a field organizer for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign in Florida, an operations assistant for the Democratic National Convention Committee in  Charlotte, and a development associate at the Bechtler Museum of Art. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011 with majors in History and Psychology.  She is a native English speaker, advanced in Spanish, and intermediate in Portuguese. 


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