Katie Kirchner is a Program Associate at the Roosevelt Institute. An alumnus of Roosevelt’s Network, Katie served as the chapter head at Roosevelt @ American during the 2014-2015 school year. Under her leadership, Roosevelt @ American joined the Fossil Free AU Coalition working for fossil fuel divestment, was a founding coalition member of Education Not Debt working against the corporatization of higher education, launched a Rethinking Communities project to counteract food insecurity on campus, and started ReFund America project research at AU. At Roosevelt, Katie is a member of the Operations Working Group and is responsible for operations and chapter support for the Network. She previously worked at Kid Power DC. Katie graduated cum laude from the American University Honors Program in 2015 with a degree in Public Communication.