Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Katherine Nace

2023 Heller MPP Segal Fellow

Katherine Nace is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management with a concentration in Economic and Racial Equity. She is passionate about advancing civil rights of those incarcerated, especially surrounding mental health. Since being at Brandeis, she has interned for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in their Affiliate Support and Nationwide Initiatives Department and will intern in the National Political Advocacy Department for Spring 2023. Before coming to Heller, she worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Agriculture, as a Program Assistant supporting the competitive grant review process. Katherine also served in the Peace Corps in Guyana as an Adolescent Health Promoter from 2019-2020, until evacuation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Katherine graduated magna cum laude from Truman State University in 2019, majoring in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Statistics. Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Katherine loves listening to podcasts, going to sporting events, and traveling to new places. Katherine is excited to engage in reform efforts surrounding the intersection of the criminal punishment system and mental health policy as a Segal Fellow this summer.