Why I Do What I Do:
“All students should have the resources necessary to pursue the education of their choice, regardless of socioeconomic status. Without equal opportunity, our most vulnerable students cannot succeed.”
Alma Mater(s): University of Notre Dame, Class of 2016
Your role in one sentence: I support the execution of the Campaign’s state and federal policy agenda.
When I am not at work helping students get to and succeed in college I am… biking around Sacramento, traveling, and petting dogs.
If not higher education then what cause? Advocating for immigration reform or providing humanitarian aid in the borderlands.
Katrina Linden was raised in Santa Ana, California, where she attended a low-performing high school with few resources to pursue higher education. Despite this, Katrina took advantage of every resource provided to her to attain her academic goals. She credits much of her success to organizations like the Campaign for College Opportunity who provided resources for students in underserved communities, as well as to her parents who continuously encouraged her to never stop learning.
Katrina received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame on a full scholarship and was the first in her family to graduate from college. While at Notre Dame, she double majored in American Studies and Latino Studies and researched issues of immigration, socioeconomic inequality, and education. Katrina worked with closely with the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, interned with a local housing and homelessness support non-profit, and served as an education intern with UnidosUS.
Prior to joining the Campaign for College Opportunity, Katrina worked in commercial development at Vanir Development Company, Inc. Her passion for education led her back to non-profit work. Katrina currently resides in Sacramento, California.