Katie Gruzd

Campaign Manager, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, Environmental Defense Fund

Katie handles the day-to-day management, coordination and organization of the Restore the Mississippi River Delta (MRD) coalition. Katie leads the coalition’s grant reporting process and facilitates the development of the coalition’s workplan, which she then updates and reports on an ongoing basis. In the MRD coalition and for EDF at large, Katie is an active member of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice initiatives – helping lead the development and implementation of the MRD coalition’s DEIJ strategy, and participating on EDF’s DEI Council to help strengthen workplace culture. Her work involves a deep understanding of partner expectations and priorities, implementing systems for successful internal organization and acting as a central source for coalition history and knowledge.

Katie received her BA in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans in 2013, and her MA in International Affairs from The New School in New York in 2015. Since then, she has been working on environmental issues in New Orleans – including the creation of 2 coloring books that seek to increase youth understanding of complex environmental topics like water infrastructure, hurricane preparedness and coastal protection.

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