Gates is a skilled communications professional who brings experience in politics and communications to SKDK’s corporate, advocacy, and nonprofit clients.
Prior to joining SKDK’s public affairs team, Gates worked in New Hampshire politics for several years. Most recently, she was the Senior Communications Advisor at the New Hampshire Democratic Party (NHDP), where she served as the party’s spokesperson and specialized in developing strategic communications plans and securing earned media to help successfully re-elect Senator Maggie Hassan. During the 2020 cycle, she served as the NHDP’s Deputy Communications Director and provided communications support to Democratic candidates at the state and federal levels. In 2018, she was a field organizer for the NHDP’s Coordinated Campaign at the University of New Hampshire.
Gates was born and raised in New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Journalism and Political Science.