The Shriver Report – Katie Wright

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Katie Wright

Katie Wright is a Policy Analyst with Half in Ten at American Progress. In this capacity Katie works to build the political and public will to cut the U.S. poverty rate in half in 10 years. Katie conducts policy research and advocacy on poverty and economic security issues and manages the Half in Ten/Coalition on Human Needs’ storybank, “The Road to Shared Prosperity.”

Prior to her role at Half in Ten, Katie worked as a public interest fellow and consultant for the Corporation for Enterprise Development. At CFED Katie expanded economic opportunity to low-income families and children by advancing state-level policies and programmatic initiatives that promoted asset building.

Katie’s work has been published in The Washington PostThe Denver Post, The Huffington Post, The Nation, and ThinkProgress. Katie is an alumna of WeLEAD, a selective leadership development program for women pursuing careers in policy or politics. She graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in social policy.

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