Katelynn McBride Barbosa

Program Director, Public Interest & Chicago Initiatives

Office: 1187 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.6917
Fax: 574.631.4789
Email: Katelynn.McBride@nd.edu
Website: https://becomingadifferentkindofprofessional.org

Katelynn McBride Barbosa is the program director for public interest and Chicago initiatives in Notre Dame Law School’s Career Development Office. She is based in Notre Dame’s Chicago office, where she heads the Law School’s employer outreach efforts and manages site visits for the Notre Dame Law in Chicago externship program. She returns to South Bend regularly to conduct in-person counseling sessions and also writes the Notre Dame careers blog, “Becoming A Different Kind of Professional.”

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.