Communications Director, Congressman Dave Joyce
Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Katherine moved to Washington, DC in 2010 to attend American University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government. While earning her master’s degree in Political Communication, she was hired to launch and run the University’s premiere abroad Mentorship Programs in both Greece and England.
As the Mentorship Program Coordinator, Katherine worked closely with students prior to their departure overseas, as well as throughout their entire semester. Acting as both the academic supervisor and resident director, she supported her students’ aptitude in the classroom and helped them foster their character outside of it.
In 2016, Katherine returned to Washington to work on Capitol Hill, starting as a Staff/Press Assistant. In 2018, she was hired to be the Communications Director for Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. In this role, Katherine develops, executes, and manages the Congressman’s comprehensive communications strategy and acts as his on-the-record spokeswoman with members of the press, earning coverage in numerous media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, the Associated Press, News Nation, NPR, Axios, Politico, Roll Call, the Hill, Washington Examiner, Newsweek, Newsmax, Cheddar, and more.
A product of an all-girl high school education, Katherine is committed to empowering young women, helping them achieve meaningful success, and preparing them to lead America’s next generation. She is an aspiring world traveler, avid animal lover, and is a passionate advocate for those living with autism and neuromuscular diseases.