Kathryn Zekus

In her role as Senior Associate for Federal Policy, Kathryn leads Advance CTE's government relations efforts, including advancing federal legislative priorities, engaging Advance CTE's members in advocacy efforts, and maintaining and growing meaningful partnerships with relevant stakeholders. 
Prior to her role at Advance CTE, Kathryn supported state-level advocacy efforts at Achieve. During her time at Achieve, she learned about the power of effective partnerships, convenings, advocacy, and communication to advance college- and career-ready policies in states. 
Kathryn holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys practicing yoga, baking, and exploring the DC area.