Katrina Struloeff is an experienced k-12 urban educator with a strong background non-profit operations, educational development, and communications. Skilled in project management, public relations, philanthropy, youth and community education, event planning, and community organizing, Katrina has spent 5+ years in the New Orleans public charter school landscape in middle school and high school administration and operations. She also has experience in marketing, communication, and operations for local/national community and youth organizations. Katrina has dedicated her career to directly engaging with youth, their families, and their communities and has done so in multiple capacities, including: operations management and leadership in the New Orleans public school system, facilitating national training for organizations who serve youth and families in vulnerable positions, teaching arts and Entrepreneurship to youth, and partnering with numerous national and local organizations for information-sharing, and innovative evidence-based programming. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College with a master’s degree in public policy, with a focus in nonprofit and arts management, and from Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She has also been a Coro Leader in Learning Fellow. Her interests as a doctoral student in leadership and education policy at Drexel include equity gaps for women and minoritized populations, policy design, and principles and practices of effective leaders in education.