Kat Manalac is a partner at Y Combinator and originally joined as its first Director of Outreach. Y Combinator has invested in over 1,464 companies including Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Reddit, Instacart, Docker and Gusto. Kat spends time finding great founders for the program. Prior to YC, Kat worked as Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit. Before that, she was at WIRED Magazine. Kat attended Northwestern University. Kat was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.