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.


  • ‘Newsweek’ Devotes Cover Story to Threats to Student Rights, May 26, 2016

  • Bloomberg and Koch in ‘The Wall Street Journal’: ‘Stop stifling free speech’, May 13, 2016

  • ‘2016 Jefferson Muzzle Awards’ Go to Unprecedented 50 Colleges, Reflecting Anti-Speech ‘Epidemic’, April 20, 2016

  • Passion to Action: Howard U. Students Speak Out Against Sexual Assault, April 11, 2016

  • FIRE Staff to Present at Newseum’s ‘Free Speech on Campus’ Conference, March 31, 2016

  • WATCH LIVE Tonight: FIRE Debates Series Focuses on ‘Hashtag Activism’, March 23, 2016

  • Good News for Free Speech at Emory University, March 22, 2016

  • Get FIRE’s ‘Guide to Due Process and Campus Justice,’ Now Available as an E-Book, March 10, 2016

  • FIRE’S ‘Spotlight’ Database Named by CCAP as Great Resource for Prospective College Students, January 28, 2016

  • FIREside Chat: An Interview with Shelby Emmett, January 5, 2016

  • Articles

  • Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 30, 2016, Some Emory Students Push Back on “Fear” Over Trump Messages