Kate died Nov. 10, 2022, in Brunswick, Maine, of glioblastoma. She was 34.

Born March 18, 1988, in Portland, Maine, Kate graduated from Brown in 2010 with a concentration in applied mathematics-economics. She worked as a research assistant for two years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston before earning an MPA and a certificate in health and health policy from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. 

During her six years as a principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, Kate analyzed the effects of legislation on the federal budget and health insurance coverage. She was a key analyst responsible for estimating the effects of proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kate contributed to the agency’s groundbreaking report estimating the effect of implementing a system of universal health insurance on the federal budget and national health spending.

In early 2020, Kate became the director of research and evaluation in Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services. She provided research and data analysis to guide Maine’s COVID response, which was among the safest in the nation.

Kate is survived by her husband, Lars Fritzsche-Peterson; her parents, Paul Fritzsche and Anne Rodier; and her siblings, Tom, Marie, Steven, and their children.

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Graduate Class of 2014