Kate Wood, lead writer at NerdWallet

Kate Wood

Lead Writer  |  Homebuying, mortgages, homeowership

Kate Wood joined NerdWallet in 2019 as a writer on the homes and
mortgages team. With an educational background in sociology,Kate
feels strongly about issues like housing inequality and relishes any
opportunity to demystify the homebuying process. Prior to joining
NerdWallet, she wrote about home remodeling, decor and mainten
ance for This Old House magazine.
  • Education: B.A. in sociology from Vassar College, M.A. in sociology from UC San Diego
  • Previous experience: This Old House magazine

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