People: Professional Staff


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4451, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248, United States

Phone: 734-615-4042
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Katherine Pearson

Communications Specialist


Katherine Pearson is a Communications Specialist at the Center for Political Studies. She manages and develops the Center’s communications strategy, including producing content for, maintaining, and overseeing the Center’s website, blog, Twitter account, and other communication resources. Katherine’s experience working in support of research organizations includes roles within the University of Michigan, and before that at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. She worked for members of Congress in both Washington, DC, and in Michigan, which helped to deepen her interest in public service. Katherine has a sound understanding of the social sciences; she has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in public policy from the George Washington University. In her free time, Katherine enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family.