With more than 15 years working as an activist on the issue of sexual assault and over 35 years of research experience, Katie's professional background and passionate commitment to survivors has made her a much-valued member of the Voices and Faces Project team, and our CounterQuo project.
Katie has a unique public-private sector history. A former Vice President and Group Research Director at Leo Burnett Company, one of the country's most respected communications firms, Katie currently serves as an independent consultant focusing on qualitative consumer research, facilitation, and strategic planning for a long list of Fortune 500 companies.
Katie balances her private sector work with her contributions to CounterQuo and The Voices and Faces Project, where she serves as research director. Katie's involvement with The Voices and Faces Project began in 2003 when she was interviewed for a survivor profile. She immediately realized the potential of the project to change how our society addresses the issue of rape. She also wanted to use her own survivor voice to help other survivors and to educate people on the impact of sexual violence.
In addition to speaking out about sexual assault as a member of our Speakers Bureau, Katie developed and analyzes the ongoing Voices and Faces Project Survivor Survey, which is part of the project's permanent testimonial archive and the largest collection of detailed sexual violence survivor testimony in the world. Katie uses our archive of survivor stories to create presentations that educate, inspire and promote change.
Since 2003, Katie has volunteered as a SART advocate in San Diego. The city of Escondido (California) recognized her with an award in 2008 for her efforts on behalf of rape survivors. The San Diego County SART awarded her for her service and dedication in 2010.
As the leader of our CounterQuo project, Katie organizes and facilitates our national meetings. She blogs, manages our listserv, and administers our website as well.