Katie Roy founded the Connecticut School Finance Project in 2015 with more than 10 years of experience in law, policy, and organizational leadership.
Prior to founding the Connecticut School Finance Project, Katie worked with districts across Connecticut to help them better understand how they are spending their financial resources, and identify opportunities to allocate resources better aligned with each district’s strategic plan.
Previously, Katie served as the chief operating officer at the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER), where she led the organization’s school finance policy and district work and developed its strategy to provide direct support to Connecticut’s lowest performing districts. Katie began her career advocating for LGBT civil rights and marriage equality, and then spent five years serving as the executive director of the Hartford Hillel Foundation.
A Connecticut native, Katie holds a juris doctorate and certificate in tax studies from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she spent a year working in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Additionally, she has written and published several academic papers, including serving as editor and chapter author for the American legal history book, Legal Relationships between Colonists and Native Peoples Prior to the American Revolution, a Colony-by-Colony Compilation (2012). She is also an alumna of Connecticut College and Vassar College, and a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Katie and her family are proud residents of New Haven.