Senior Policy Analyst
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.
Ph.D. in Applied Community Psychology, Portland State University
M.S. in Psychology, Portland State University
B.A. in Psychology, Linfield College
Licenses / Certifications
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), Compassion Institute, 2020
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), Yoga Alliance, 2020
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