Research Assistant III
Katie is a community-oriented, strategic, resourceful, and atypical social worker (a research and data enthusiast) who is passionate about youth-oriented programs, supporting family- and children-serving systems, social and restorative justice, and creating positive change in our local and national communities.
After receiving her MSW, she immersed herself in the Butler Institute's child welfare evaluation work, including leadership development and elevating organizational health in active systems. She is pursuing a PhD in educational leadership and policy studies to develop a broader understanding of the public education system, policy changes that have the potential to positively impact children and families, and how critically applied quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation can empower youth, families and communities. Over the past decade, she has worked with youth of all ages as a mentor, facilitator, teacher and community service instructor.
As she is currently balancing full-time employment with PhD coursework, she has limited her extracurricular activities, but she looks forward to returning to the clinical and hands-on work that brought her to the field of social work.
BA, Oberlin College
MSW, University of Denver
PhD, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Denver
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