Board of Directors
Katricia works with communities across the country to strengthen regional responses to homelessness through community-based research, data analysis, evaluation, and capacity-building. Prior to joining Homebase, Katricia engaged in community research and evaluation related to sense of community and well-being for populations experiencing homelessness. She also wrote her doctoral dissertation on sense of community and well-being among youth experiencing homelessness, which included how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted youth. Alongside this community engagement, Katricia also worked with a consulting company helping organizations and individuals implement and evaluate programs aimed at improving organizational culture and work-place personal growth -- including programs that helped individuals and small groups and prevent empathy fatigue and burnout through building their capacity for compassion.
Katricia holds a BA in Psychology and Music from Linfield University, and a MA in Psychology and a PhD in Community Psychology from Portland State University. Katricia is also a certified yoga instructor and has completed the Compassion Institute's Compassion Cultivation Training.