When the 2015 Nebraska Legislature starts in January, Appleseed will have a new, but familiar face at the State Capitol.
We are excited to introduce you to Katie Pitts, our new Director of Public Policy!
We are happy to welcome Katie back to Appleseed, where she previously served with us as a law clerk while attending Creighton University School of Law.
“I love the role that Appleseed plays in Nebraska and the important issues it tackles every day,” Katie said. “The clerkship I completed at Appleseed was one of the best experiences I had while in law school and I am excited to help move our work forward to expand justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.”
During law school, Katie also worked as a law clerk with Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska, and has experience with and a passion for immigration law. She will put this experience to work as she helps Appleseed’s Immigrants & Communities Program work for immigration reform and other positive policy changes.
Katie is a familiar face at the Capitol too. For the last two years, she has worked as a legislative aide in the Unicameral and will bring Appleseed a great deal of experience in developing good policy and building and maintaining relationships with our leaders.
Our work with Nebraska’s elected officials – at both the state and federal level – is a crucial part of our mission to expand justice and opportunity for all. Katie will spearhead these efforts and ensure the people Appleseed works hard every day to represent will have their voices heard!