Katie facilitates trainings and peer-to-peer learning and engagement opportunities for CCE staff who engage in marketing and communications work such as program marketing, event promotion, social media management, content development and stakeholder engagement.
As a member of the CCE Administration Communications Team, Katie also helps to design and execute strategic communications campaigns that illustrate the innovative spirit of the Extension system in New York State and CCE's local impacts. She is also the content manager for cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension and co-host of the Extension Out Loud podcast.
Katie has worked with CCE since 2018. Previously, she worked in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and in the Finger Lakes wine industry. In 2020, she received her Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. She holds a BA in English from Alfred University.
What trends are we seeing in Extension work nationally and how are state Extension systems rising to meet needs highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Caroline Crocoll Henney, executive director of the national Cooperative Extension System, joins the Extension Out Loud podcast to discuss these questions and the history of the Cooperative Extension System in the latest episode of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Leading through Extension” podcast series.
In the early days of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, Extension educators traveled around the state in demonstration trains to engage directly with families, especially farm wives, in their homes. Today, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Associate Director Kimberly Kopko is reimagining ways to meet families where they are with more portable parenting models that bring learning opportunities to spaces where families already get together, including schools, community and health centers, and, when necessary, online.