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

Katherine Lucas McKay

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Unapologetically nerdy with the soul of a technocrat. Enthusiastic about economic mobility, consumer finance, and fintech. Experienced policy researcher and advocate for economic opportunities. Also a cat lady.

About Katherine

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Katherine Lucas McKay is a Program Manager at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program (FSP), currently working on the Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative’s (EPIC) initiative on consumer debt. 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, access to safe and affordable financial products and services, and safety net policies. 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 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.


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