MEET YOUR AMBASSADORS! Kate Zimmerman is the director of Cooperative Education at Penn State Schuylkill. She oversees Penn State Schuylkill Co-Op and Career Services and teaches coursework in career development for undergraduate students. Kate is passionate about helping students find internships, co-op, and career opportunities and building talent pipelines for employers. Before being hired at Penn State Schuylkill, Kate taught music in the Pottsville Area School District.

Kate has been active in the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce since January 2020. She is a 2020 graduate of Schuylkill Leadership and currently serves on the Ambassador Committee. She enjoys meeting and networking with the amazing employers in the area and learning more about the needs of the local workforce. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Crimson Tide Foundation, is a member of the SARCC Community Council and Schuylkill Trauma-Informed Coalition, and is active in the musical community in Schuylkill County.

Kate is a Pottsville native and graduated from Pottsville Area High School, Penn State University, and the University of the Arts