Kat Manalac is a partner at Y Combinator and originally joined as its first Director of Outreach. Kat focuses on finding great entrepreneurs for the program. She’s developed and executed programs like YC Hacks and has helped take YC’s Startup School global. Prior to YC, Kat worked as Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit and head of the nonprofit Breadpig. Before that, she managed brand and strategy for WIRED Magazine. Kat attended Northwestern University where she studied communications and worked with the university’s Web Use Project.