Katie Martin Lightfoot, Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy

Katie Martin Lightfoot leads Every Texan’s community engagement and advocacy work. She brings strategic vision and tactical execution to Every Texan’s expanding engagement work to center people in the policymaking process. Katie joined Every Texan in 2019 as the 2020 Census Community Engagement Coordinator and led Texas Counts, a statewide census campaign. In addition to her census work, she has supported multiple advocacy and issue-education campaigns at Every Texan while building out the organization’s community engagement arm. For over ten years, Katie has worked with communities in direct service and advocacy roles. Prior to joining Every Texan, Katie served as the Tennessee State Director for Impact America and the Student Advocacy Manager for Campaign for School Equity. Katie holds a Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.