Katie Barrows

About Katie Barrows

Katie is a Pacific Northwest native who graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a B.A. in political science and a minor in history. As an undergraduate, Katie was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and was involved in College Democrats. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Katie worked on the 2012 Washington state governor’s race as a field staffer for the Democratic candidate’s winning campaign. Katie’s passion for politics, government, and the law led her to Washington, D.C. She has served as an intern on the Hill and as an outreach and research assistant for LegiStorm, a congressional research and data company. In her spare time, Katie enjoys listening to alternative rock music and watching Portland Trail Blazers basketball.


  • FIRE in Boston Today, at Rutgers Tomorrow for ‘Freedom of Speech or the Tyranny of Silence?’ Panel Series, January 21, 2015

  • New FIRE Video: ‘Knowledge Starts as Offendedness’, January 13, 2015

  • VIDEO: The Fight for Free Speech at Citrus College, November 5, 2014

  • ‘Concurring Opinions’ Blog on FIRE’s 15th Anniversary Gala: ‘EXPLOSIVE’, November 3, 2014

  • Upcoming ‘Free Speech Now!’ Debate in New York Features FIRE President Greg Lukianoff, October 21, 2014

  • FIRE’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Is Almost Here!, September 29, 2014

  • VIDEO: Students Pass Out Constitutions on Constitution Day, Campus Does Not Implode, September 18, 2014

  • FIRE President on Philadelphia’s WHYY ‘Radio Times’ This Tuesday, August 18, 2014