Catherine Hazelton is a Senior Program Officer at the James Irvine Foundation where she developed the Future of California Elections and guides several elements of Irvine’s California Democracy grantmaking. Catherine has worked on numerous political campaigns including Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential. She spent five years working for the California legislature, guiding several efforts to empower women and improve higher education and public safety. As Associate Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Catherine advocated to expand early childhood programs. She has served on several nonprofit boards and was appointed to California’s Physician Assistant Board by Assembly Speaker John Perez. Catherine completed her MPP at UC Berkeley and bachelor’s in history at Scripps College. At Pasadena City College she trained hundreds of fellow students in grassroots advocacy and lobbying. Her research on redistricting and women in politics has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2014