Director of Policy
“I believe that our ability to access high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare stands at the intersection of virtually all economic and social justice issues."
Katherine comes to Every Body Texas with nearly a decade of experience working in gender justice policy, ranging from political representation to reproductive healthcare research, education, and advocacy—her past work and current role with Every Body Texas both grounded in the belief that, “the right to bodily autonomy and self-determination are core to living healthy, fulfilling lives free from harm.”
“I believe that our ability to access high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare stands at the intersection of virtually all economic and social justice issues. I’m also really interested in how the State interacts with the bodies of birthing people. To put it another way: how a government supports, restricts, controls, or dictates how and when we have families is the most telling determinate of who is deemed worthy and who is deemed disposable.”
As the inaugural Policy Director for Every Body Texas, Katherine hopes to deepen the presence of Title X providers in state and national policy discussions and ensure that lawmakers are aware of the critical services provided by the Title X family planning program.
“It is my job to make sure that law and policy decision making is guided by best practices and grounded in data and the experiences of clients, providers, and others working in and impacted by the sexual and reproductive healthcare field.”
Katherine likes to hike with her dog Nancy Drew, swim, watch Spanish language Netflix dramas, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic operated a DIY music venue.