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
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… hiking, catching up on reading, 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.
Katrina received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame where she majored in American Studies and Latino Studies and researched issues of immigration, socioeconomic inequality, and education. Throughout college, Katrina worked with local community organizations on issues of homelessness and immigration and served as an education intern with the National Council of La Raza.
Prior to joining the Campaign, Katrina worked with Vanir Development Company, Inc. on their property management team. Her passion for higher education lead her back to non-profit work. Katrina currently resides in Sacramento, California.