Katrina Phidd

Communications and Digital Strategy Manager

Katrina is originally from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and moved to Chicago to study sociology at DePaul University. She has been organizing around issues of educational inequity and mass incarceration for several years. As a high schooler, Katrina founded Curriculum on Race Education (CORE), a student group that advocates for inclusive curriculums and equitable school policies. Since moving to Chicago, she has served as Co-President of Students Against Incarceration, a student organization at DePaul that fosters an environment for students interested in fighting against issues in the American legal system. In this role, she has lead a #banthebox campaign to remove barriers to higher education for formerly incarcerated individuals. As a sociology student, she has conducted research on the experiences of first-generation college students and higher education in prison.