Katie Kirchner is a Program Manager at the Roosevelt Institute who leads on training and growth strategy. In her role, Katie manages the National Leadership team, 10 Ideas, the annual Hyde Park conference, and oversees the national cohort of students who do organizing and base-building across the country to equitably grow and strengthen Roosevelt’s chapters. An alumnus of Roosevelt’s Network, Katie’s academic and professional experience has largely been focused on the intersection of sociology and education. Prior to joining Roosevelt, she spent four years at Kid Power, Inc., where her various roles included leading after-school and summer programming focused on civics education and nutrition and sustainability; served as the chapter head at Roosevelt @ American; and was a member of multiple campus organizing efforts including Education not Debt and Fossil Free AU. Katie has a BA in Public Communications and Urban Education Studies from American University.