Katie has been organizing to build power in low-income and immigrant communities for over 15 years. She helped to found and lead the California Domestic Workers Coalition, serving as their director for five years and working with thousands of household workers and supporters to win the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Katie has also provided strategic planning, organizational development and campaigns support to numerous coalitions and non-profits advocating for access to healthcare, labor protections, environmental justice and immigrant rights.
Katie began her community organizing in 2005 with Filipino Advocates for Justice where she provided leadership development and campaigns support for low-income Filipino workers, helping them to win wage theft settlements of over $1,000,000.
Katie earned her B.A. in Global Studies and Socioeconomics at UC Santa Barbara. She is also a proud auntie and loves to cook and create songs with her nieces.