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Katie Hamm

Director, Early Childhood Policy

Expertise: Early childhood policy

Katie Hamm is the Director of Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Katie worked as a program examiner at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, on federal child care and early education programs, including the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, the Child Care and Development Fund, and the Head Start program. Her work focused on developing budget proposals to strengthen the quality and access to early childhood programs. She also worked on international issues in early childhood while on detail to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD. Earlier in her career, Katie worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy, or CLASP, and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, or IWPR, on child care and early education issues.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.