As New Jersey League of Conservation Voters’ Policy Assistant, Katie Perrone helps the organization develop strategies to advance policy priorities, maintain and develop relationships with strategic partners and coalitions throughout the state, and organize meetings with elected officials and other key individuals.
Katie graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor's degree in political science and history. During her time at Temple University, Katie received a grant to research the history of Earth Day and the grassroots environmental justice movement in Philadelphia. Katie also worked for Temple’s Office of Sustainability and completed a local climate action planning internship in Warrington Township, Pennsylvania.
Upon graduation, Katie received a Fulbright grant to earn an MSc in climate change policy and communication at Dublin City University. During her time in Ireland, Katie had the opportunity to conduct cross-national comparative research on environmental policy solutions and communication tactics.
Katie grew up in Mansfield, NJ, where she spent time at the Jersey Shore and hiking in the Pinelands from a young age. She chose to join New Jersey LCV because of the organization's commitment to environmental justice and ensuring that a clean and healthy environment is accessible to all of New Jersey’s residents.
In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and cooking.