Katie Parsons is a Vice President at 270 Strategies who specializes in international initiatives and projects that address complex global issues. During her time with 270, she has been a senior advisor to candidates, political parties and issue-based organizations in West and East Europe, the Levant, Africa and North America, and to corporations with a global reach. She has lived and worked extensively in eleven countries across four continents.
Before joining 270 Strategies, Katie was Assistant Program Director at The Climate Reality Project, founded by former Vice President Al Gore, where she developed unified programming for more than 3,500 Climate Leaders living in 97 countries. Prior to that, she was Director of Strategic Projects for the Repower America campaign, an effort to pass climate legislation during the early years of the Obama administration. Katie was a Field Organizer and Regional GOTV Director for President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Katie serves on the board of the European Institute of Democratic Participation based in the Netherlands. She is also a co-founder and advisory committee member of the Tocqueville Civil Society Challenge, a student innovation challenge for graduate and undergraduate students in France. She is a YP Ambassador for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is proud to mentor the next generation of women leaders through the University of Chicago Women in Public Service Project.
Katie holds a masters degree in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris, with a specialization in European and Russian political affairs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.