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 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

  • Greg Reviews ‘The Upside of Your Dark Side’ in ‘The Huffington Post’, January 28, 2015

  • 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