Katherine Lucas McKay

Katherine Lucas McKay

Graduate Fellow

Katherine supports EPIC and other FSP initiatives through research, writing, and policy analysis.

Katherine Lucas McKay is a Graduate Fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program (FSP) and a Master’s degree candidate at the Heinz School of Public Policy and Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. Katherine is an experienced policy researcher and advocate in the fields of economic inequality and financial inclusion, and has worked on issues including foreclosure prevention, mortgage lending, retirement savings, credit reporting, and access to safe and affordable financial products and services. At Carnegie Mellon, she has focused on policies that promote equitable growth, including conducting independent research on wage insurance. Prior to joining FSP, Katherine was the Associate Director of Government Affairs at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, where she led the organization’s policy work on homeownership, entrepreneurship, and consumer financial protection. She has also held positions at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and Georgetown University. Katherine completed undergraduate studies at Wellesley College.

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