Katherine is a Regional Advocacy Director for ExcelinEd. In this role, she works with leaders and policymakers from the Gulf region to promote student-centered solutions focused on educational quality, innovation and opportunity. Katherine's portfolio of states includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Before joining ExcelinEd, Katherine spent 14 years working within the Texas Legislature. She served as the Policy Director of the Texas House of Representatives Republican Caucus during the 86th Legislative Session. Prior to that she served as Chief of Staff to Chairman Scott Sanford during the 83rd, 84th and 85th Legislative Sessions. She is an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin.