Katie Whitehouse is a Senior Legislative Assistant for Councilmember Robert White at the Council of the District of Columbia. She researches policy and drafts legislation to improve the lives of District residents, focused primarily on housing, human services, workforce development, and health. Previously, Katie was the program manager for Early Childhood Success at the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families at the National League of Cities. She worked with mayors, city councilmembers, and city staff to improve early childhood systems in cities across the country. She enjoys thinking about how to integrate early childhood issues into other sectors and issue areas including community development, housing, economic development, and transportation. Katie has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, reading The New Yorker, and eating her way around DC.