Director of Communication
Katie is a native North Carolinian and perennial optimist who comes to the Foundation with a decade of experience in social change communication.
Katie has partnered with nonprofits and foundations across issue areas, from global public health to climate change to education and more, to help them communicate their work in simple, compelling ways. She formerly served as Vice President at Burness, a DC-based social impact communication firm, where she gained experience in strategy development, media outreach, digital communication planning, video production, social media engagement, partnership building, email outreach, website building, and more.
Since graduating from Duke University with a degree in international studies and history, she has taught middle school Spanish in Warrenton, North Carolina; produced videos in all sorts of places, from Appalachia to the Bronx to Peru; helped develop and implement international media campaigns to draw attention to environmental and human rights issues; and served as deputy director of digital strategy at Burness.
Katie has traveled the globe and has yet to find a place she loves more than her home state of North Carolina. She works from Durham where she lives with her husband and three kids.