-- Katherine Haenschen --

About Me: 

I'm a proud fourth-generation New Jersey native who graduated from public schools and earned a BA at Columbia University, an MA at the University of Chicago, and my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

Initially I started my PhD at UT as a film historian, but then the campaign bug bit me. I spent five years managing voter registration drives, city council and county bond campaigns, and a countywide coordinated effort before returning to UT to finish my PhD with a focus on digital media and political participation. 

I love to travel and have visited 26 countries so far, including Japan, Egypt, Chile, Martinique, and Russia. I have completed six triathlons to date, and my friends will tell you I'm a pretty decent cook.