A former boss of Katie once described her as the “walking, talking embodiment of ‘North Dakota nice.’” With seven years of experience in politics and political media, Katie has developed and implemented communications and public relations strategies for four members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Katie has authored op-eds, press releases, blog posts, and talking points while providing advice on the effect of these actions in the media. She took a break from politics, transitioning to the media realm to join POLITICO, where she directed all internal and external communications for the world’s largest newsroom covering politics and policy. She won the “Rising PR Star 30 and Under” award during her time there. Katie attended DePauw University where she met her fiancé Drew and studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt.
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