Katelynn McBride Barbosa
Program Director, Public Interest & Chicago Initiatives
Barbosa graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in political science and history in 2007 and earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2010. After law school, she worked for a year at the National Federation of Independent Business in Washington D.C. as a fellow in the Koch Associate Program. After that, she litigated cutting-edge constitutional issues with the Institute for Justice in Minneapolis.
Outside of work, she is a competitive powerlifter in the 75-kilogram weight class, die-hard Denver Broncos fan, paleo diet enthusiast and cook, lover of stand-up comedy, and obsessed with AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” On weekends, she leads beer tours for Chicago Beer Experience. Her life’s philosophy is to say “Yes!” to new experiences and to approach life with a sense of humor and positive attitude.