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.


  • Political Speech on Campus Threatened In and Out of Election Season, October 20, 2016

  • Censored Again: H*yas for Choice’s Condom Envelopes Targeted by Georgetown Police, October 11, 2016

  • FIRE Attends Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference; Talks Speech Code Reform at HBCUs, September 21, 2016

  • ‘Can We Take a Joke?’ A Crowd of Nearly 400 Certainly Could., July 21, 2016

  • FIRE’s Washington, D.C., Office Seeks Communications and Advocacy Intern, July 19, 2016

  • FIRE’s Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project Turns Two, July 1, 2016

  • House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte: Congressional Crusader for Campus Speech, June 29, 2016

  • Dick Gregory Responds to Students Offended by Title of His Autobiography, May 31, 2016

  • ‘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