Tate is a writer, producer, and assistant director with experience in film, documentary, commercials, and television. She has been a member of the Director’s Guild of America for six years as an Assistant Director. As a guild member, she has worked on four seasons of Saturday Night Live digital shorts. She has also worked as a digital field producer at MTV/Logo, where she created digital content for TripOut Travel, a gay travel show in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile. She also produced on-air segments for MTV/Logo's PopLab and associate produced the GLAAD-nominated "Cadillac's Road to Success" campaign. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in writing. She not only co-wrote but also produced two short films The Surf Report, The Future is Bright, and is currently at work on pre-production for The Frog.