Katie brings over 20 years of experience working on issues related to children and families and has experience working with the public, non-profit and philanthropic sectors. Her strong leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with her commitment to achieving outcomes have been essential to her work on numerous large scale systems change projects.
Prior to founding Kenyon Consulting, Katie served as the Director of Early Care and Education at First 5 LA where she was responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing learning from numerous systems change initiatives and projects focused on improving young children's access to quality early care and education. She also has extensive experience designing and implementing research and evaluation projects in both applied and academic settings.
Katie serves on the Board of Trustees at The Child Educational Center, an innovative, nationally accredited early care and education non-profit organization with a pioneering focus on progressive education and outdoor learning. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and a B.A. in Psychology from Scripps College.