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’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

  • Lukianoff Authors Lead Essay for ‘Cato Unbound’ Debate on Campus Free Speech, January 4, 2016

  • Introducing FIREside Chats and an Interview with FIRE’s Sarah McLaughlin, December 24, 2015

  • Colorado College Suspends Student for Two Years for Six-Word Joke on Yik Yak, December 7, 2015

  • Chapman University Chancellor Stresses Importance of Free Speech, December 2, 2015

  • Pew Report: Of All Age Groups, Millennials Most Favor Speech Restrictions, November 25, 2015

  • FIRE’s Washington, D.C. Office Seeks Communications and Advocacy Intern, November 23, 2015

  • FIRE’s Samantha Harris: Title IX Retaliation Complaints Are Silencing Campus Speech, November 10, 2015

  • Former FIRE Intern: University of Delaware’s ‘Single Investigator Model’ is Bad for Students, November 6, 2015