Young Ambassador


U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s Kate Anderson was named Team USA’s Young Ambassador for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Developed by the International Olympic Committee in 2010, the Young Ambassador Program identifies individuals to provide support and motivation to members of National Olympic Committee delegations in the lead up to and during the Youth Games.

A native of Edina, Minnesota, Anderson serves as USSA’s athletics coordinator, in which she helps research and manage opportunities for athletes to give back to their communities. Prior to her role at USSA, she interned with the French Olympic Team in Paris, and also worked with elite high school athletes at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. A 2014 graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont, she will also attend the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, to help manage USSA’s friends and family program.

As Team USA’s Young Ambassador, Anderson will be responsible for encouraging American athletes to participate in the Learn & Share Program, while supporting Wes Barnett in his role as U.S. chef de mission. She will also maintain a Games report to be provided to the IOC, speak at sport organizations and schools about the cultural impact of the Youth Olympic Games, and participate in youth sports forums.