Katherine Montanez-Montes 

Senior Associate

Katherine is a Senior Associate at Kearns & West with a background in strategic communications, public outreach, and stakeholder engagement — particularly with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion — at the local, regional, and state levels. As part of the 2020 Census Counts effort, Katherine participated in the creation of a 50-state coalition of community-based organizations that work with historically underserved populations. Katherine has also supported national civil and human rights non-profits on outreach and engagement to raise awareness and advance legislative priorities of vulnerable communities to Congress. Her skillset extends to policy analysis, project management, research, and writing. Katherine earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Paralegal Certificate from California State University Chico and speaks fluent Spanish and conversational French.