Educator, 4-H Youth Development
4-H camping, teen leadership, volunteer development

Kate Wells received her Bachelor’s in Youth Ministry from Ohio Northern University in ’10, followed by her Master of Public Administration from Wright State University in ’13. Her thesis explored the generational differences in volunteer management. Kate completed her doctoral degree in ’22  in Agricultural Extension Education at Ohio State University after finishing her dissertation research on the topic of developing a mid-level competency model for Extension. She is a 4-H Youth Development Educator in Ross County, Ohio which serves approximately 1,550 community club members with the assistance of over 250 volunteer advisors. In her role, she specializes in 4-H camping, teen leadership, and volunteer development.