Finding her way into the Social Sciences in college, Ann Rader-Tate earned her Masters in 1984 at Colorado State University and launched her career in Counseling. Rader-Tate taught parenting classes in Greeley CO before she moved to Arizona where she lived and worked in Cottonwood AZ and the Verde Valley. As a Counselor at Yavapai Community College, she taught assertiveness, wellness, and Intro to Psychology. After moving to Santa Fe, Rader-Tate taught Psychology and Sociology at Santa Fe Community College until she retired. With her partner, George Tate, she championed multicultural counseling in expanding approaches to counseling. Rader- Tate worked in a period of significant change in approaches to counseling and therapy. She also represented adjunct faculty in creating the first ever hiring salary matrix at Santa Fe Community College.
The Working People's History of New Mexico Project (WPHNM) is an oral labor history project created to gather the labor stories of working people in New Mexico. While part of the interviews focus on the specific jobs that the interviewees performed, the interviews also explore labor-management relations as well as union, workers council, and social activism participation. The interviews contain information about family and social relationships and offer themes of social and historical interest in New Mexico and the US.