Katherine Lucas McKay is a Senior Program Manager at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program (FSP), where she leads the Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative (EPIC), a research initiative focused on solving the most consequential, urgent financial challenges facing US households. Ms. Lucas McKay is an experienced policy researcher and advocate in the fields of household financial security and economic inequality, and has worked on issues including housing affordability, foreclosure prevention, mortgage lending, retirement savings, credit reporting, tax policy, and safety net policies. Prior to joining FSP, Katherine was the Associate Director of Government Affairs at Prosperity Now, 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 holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Information Systems and a BA from Wellesley College. She serves on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board of Montgomery County, Maryland. Katherine’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vox, CNN, CNBC, and Greater Greater Washington.
Katherine Lucas McKay
Senior Program Manager, Insights and Evidence, Financial Security Program
Katherine leads FSP’s Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative.
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