Originally from Hertfordshire, Kate Shepherd studied BSc Psychology at the University of Southampton and graduated in 1997. After graduation, she moved into public relations and marketing working for several luxury goods companies in London. Having moved to Switzerland in 2003, Kate retrained as a teacher and worked in Geneva teaching English as a foreign language within companies and working with unemployed people looking to improve their language skills to help them find a job. Excited for a new challenge, Kate set up the Psychology Department at the British School of Geneva in 2005, where she taught A-Levels for 8 years. She joined La Côte International School in 2015.