Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Katherine Barry received a degree in Communication Studies (with minors in Sociology, Gender Studies, and English) from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. After college, she spent time writing social justice articles and traveling in and around Cape Town, South Africa before returning to Denver.

Katie first worked in the legal industry doing marketing and technical writing for a legal software company. Her extensive knowledge of nationwide unemployment matters comes from her experience as a third-party representative, where she worked to lower tax rates for her clients by effectively representing their best interests and advising them regarding unemployment claims and various employment situations.

Katie is an adult adoptee and has been involved with a local non-profit, Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, since 2011. She has been a speaker on a variety of panels related to adoption and childhood and has volunteered as a both a coordinator and a counselor. She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for HCAF.

She loves all things law and policy-related, marketing, and writing. She’s passionate about human rights, criminal justice, and Colorado. In her spare time, she does acrobatic yoga.