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Katherine Hazelrigg

Director of Strategic Communications and Production

Katherine C. Hazelrigg is the director of strategic communications and production at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. In her role, Katherine leads CEW’s communications portfolio, including media relations, developing and executing communications strategies, devising rollout plans for report releases, and overseeing CEW’s website and digital media efforts.

Prior to joining CEW in 2022, Katherine was the associate director of communications at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), where she managed public-facing communications for the Council, including media relations and project promotion, digital media, and advocacy work demonstrating the impact of graduate education. She also served as editor of the quarterly newsletter, GradEdge, and oversaw the Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education. Katherine previously worked as a program assistant and communications coordinator at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and as a communications specialist for the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI).

Katherine spent several years teaching English 101 and Introduction to Literature courses at the University of Maryland, College Park, while earning an M.A. in English; she received a B.A. in English with a minor in French from The Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College. In addition, Katherine serves on the advisory board for Kate’s Cause, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to raising awareness for pediatric cancer, and she mentors undergraduates in the Penn State College of Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program.