Katie Nichols

Policy Coordinator

K-12 Education | Workforce Development & Economic Policy

Katie Nichols serves as a Policy Coordinator for NGA’s Center for Best Practices K-12 Education and Workforce Development & Economic Policy teams.

Prior to joining NGA, Katie served as a Legislative Assistant to Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-25), where she managed a legislative portfolio including education, labor, and the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. Additionally, Katie worked as an Education Policy Assistant at the Ronald Reagan Institute, supporting the Center for Civics, Education & Opportunity with events such as the Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) and RISE Collaboratives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University and a master’s degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.

Katie originally hails from California.