Kathryn (Katja) Molinaro graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with degrees in political science, French & Francophone studies, and a minor in urban & community studies. During her time at U of M, Katja spent a year studying at Sciences Po in Aix-en-Provence, France, as well as a semester in Detroit exploring the city and its history and interning for City Councilmember Raquel Castañeda- Lopez. After graduating, Katja made her way back to Detroit and now works as a youth specialist at the Ruth Ellis Center (a residential and mental health facility for LGBTQ+ youth), and coaches Detroit Cristo Rey High School’s policy debate team. She’s especially interested in the intersection of art and social change and enjoys all things creative. Katja ultimately hopes to pursue a career in education in some capacity.
Updated May 2018