Kata has worked to end gender-based violence for over thirty-five years as an advocate, therapist, trainer and manager for grassroots, campus, local and national sexual assault and domestic violence organizations.

Kata has worked to end gender-based violence for over thirty-five years as an advocate, therapist, trainer and manager for grassroots, campus, local and national sexual assault and domestic violence organizations. She joined the Praxis staff in 2017 and holds a Masters in Social Work. Kata is a founding member of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence and has contributed to numerous initiatives to help build the capacity of communities and organizations around the country to promote social justice. Kata’s past accomplishments include the design and implementation of a campus sexual assault crisis line and response team; the management and expansion of  a comprehensive domestic violence program serving survivors, batterers and children exposed to domestic violence; and collaborating to develop culturally specific responses to the impact of violence. Originally from Iran, Kata immigrated to the U.S. as a child and has lived in several parts of the U.S., including spending close to twenty years in Hawaiʻi. She now lives in Seattle with her partner, daughter and their two dogs.