Network Building Associate
Katherine Philipson works to increase grassroots lobbying around the country to advance FCNL’s strategic advocacy.
Prior to joining FCNL, Katherine served as a Policy Fellow with Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of organizations working to end the cycle of crippling debts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She also interned for six-months with Tostan, a Senegal-based community empowerment organization.
At the University of Oregon, she majored in International Studies with a focus on Comparative Development and sub-Saharan Africa. There, she co-founded a group called Students for Global Health. She also helped plan a regional conference to train youth climate activists and attended the UN Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark as a youth delegate. Katherine grew up in Oregon in the United Methodist Church. As part of FCNL, she is excited about the opportunity to learn about Quakerism and participate in Friends’ meetings.
Katherine believes that committed and coordinated activists have the potential to transform U.S. policies to uphold the dignity and inherent worth of all.