Katherine is passionate about finding creative ways to connect people to power in the movement for a brighter farm and food future. Before joining Young Farmers, Katherine worked with the Organization for Competitive Markets to engage farmers and ranchers to fight against the ever-increasing corporate interests in the U.S. food system and with the French Institute for Agricultural Research to strengthen national multi-stakeholder networks that could rise to the challenge of developing economically, culturally, and ecologically sustainable livestock systems. Before becoming Co-Executive Director at Young Farmers, Katherine was the Organizing & Advocacy Director, where they focused on grassroots leadership development and campaigning for equitable farmland access. They hold a Bachelor’s in American Studies and Biology from Tufts University and a Master’s in Veterinary Public Health from the Royal Veterinary College. Outside of organizing, Katherine works from North Central Washington State (unceded Methow territory) where they run a horse training operation.