Kate Catherall is a Vice President with 270 Strategies and served most recently as Florida Deputy Field Director for the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama. Before joining the 2012 campaign, she worked as National Rapid Response Director for grassroots advocacy organization Americans United for Change, where she planned and managed earned media events around the country.
Kate caught the bug for organizing while working in Colorado on the 2008 Obama for America campaign. Her political experience includes working in Fairfax County, Virginia on the Democratic Coordinated Campaign and serving as Field Director for the re-election campaign of Congressman Bill Foster in Illinois.
A proud Chicago native, Kate earned a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University (with a second degree in Theatre and Drama). Since 2006, she has traveled to East Africa to volunteer for education and sustainable development initiatives on a number of occasions.
When she isn’t organizing to change the world, you can find Kate enjoying the movies, wandering parks and museums, practicing yoga, or backpacking.