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.


  • 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

  • FIRE’s Catherine Sevcenko Explains Blinn Lawsuit in ‘San Antonio Express-News’, June 16, 2015

  • FIRE Welcomes Chris Maltby to Our Staff, May 21, 2015

  • Watch FIRE President Greg Lukianoff on Al Jazeera’s ‘The Stream’ Today, May 21, 2015

  • Cal Poly Pomona Plaintiff Speaks Out on Why He Decided to Sue His School, April 8, 2015

  • Imagining Danger: ‘America’s Worst Mom’ on Overreaction, February 19, 2015

  • FIRE’s Victory at Ohio U. Makes Headlines, February 4, 2015