Our Team

Kate Vajda
Bridge to Kindergarten Club Coordinator

Kate Vajda

Bridge to Kindergarten Club Coordinator

Joined Project GRAD Akron:

Kate began her service with Project GRAD Akron as an intern and joined the staff in 2020

Favorite quote:

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” - Audrey Hepburn

Favorite thing about Project GRAD Akron:

My favorite thing about Project GRAD Akron is the staff’s endless energy, commitment, and support.

A little about Kate:

I grew up in Sagamore Hills. My husband and I worked together at Dominos Pizza when we were teenagers. I finally wore him down many years later and we will be married 16 years this year (but together for 22 years). Our daughter is 14 and plays lacrosse. We have two dogs and live in Stow. I have been a licensed cosmetologist for over twenty-five years, but have a strong passion to help others, therefore I changed my mind and went back to school to start a new career. I will graduate from the University of Akron this May with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and plan on attending the Advanced Standing program immediately following to earn a Master of Social Work degree. I love to work in my yard, read, travel, and become inspired by Pinterest.