Kate Rushton is the Senior Director of People for GentiBio. Prior to joining, she was HR Business Partner to Development, Operations and Strategy and Head of Employee Experience at Rubius Therapeutics. Kate initially joined Rubius as the Head of Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partner to Technical Operations and Quality, leading the talent engagement and recruitment efforts for the entire organization, bringing Rubius from 50 to almost 300 employees across their Cambridge Headquarters, Rhode Island Manufacturing site and in remote capacities. Most recently, she led the people development, retention, and wellbeing efforts for their technical development and operations functions. Before Rubius, Kate spent time in varying people-related capacities in the biotech, financial services, and medical device industries. Kate holds a BS in International Business and BA in Spanish from the University of Rhode Island.
When she is not focusing on culture and new ways of working, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors with her two children and husband and exploring new places together as a family. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and spinning.