Kate Butler joined Rice Management Company in 2017. Ms. Butler provides investment oversight primarily for the endowment's private equity and venture capital portfolio as well as other asset classes. Previously, she worked in private equity, investing out of a $1.5 billion pool of capital; in real estate, repositioning a $6.6 billion REIT as a result of shareholder activism; and in investment management, refining the strategy of a $775 billion AUM global asset manager. Ms. Butler received her M.B.A. with Honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. with Distinction from Yale University, graduating in three years.