Katina is a dedicated world traveler, a card and board game enthusiast, and a mama of three kiddos. As a dual German-American citizen, Katina is (relatively) fluent in German and tries to visit family in Germany when she can. When she has down time, she loves spending time on the Minneapolis chain of lakes, seeing friends and family, doing yoga, and trying new restaurants.
Katina came to MCF from Grassroots Solutions, an engagement strategy firm based in Minneapolis, where she had the opportunity to work with a number of local and national foundations, partnering with them on community engagement efforts, grantmaking initiatives, policy change efforts, training, and evaluation. She received her Master's of Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in 2011. Katina is the director of MCF's public policy team, which promotes philanthropy and charitable giving and advocates for prosperity through inclusion and equity at the state and federal level. Katina organizes all public policy efforts toward a coherent, coordinated approach of lobbying, member engagement, and partner collaboration. She serves as the program lead for MCF's community foundation programming and has played a leadership role in several of MCF’s pooled funding and intermediary grantmaking efforts.
Contact Katina for:
- Learning about MCF's public policy work and how to get involved
- Community foundation-related questions
- Public policy-related media inquiries