Katharine Helegda

Manager, Research & Evaluation

Katie joined the Weikart Center in 2015 as a Research Associate for Performance Information and Data Products and has been the manager of the Research & Evaluation team since 2018. She brought with her four years of direct practice working with students in Southwest Detroit in various after school programs, community centers, and high schools. Her primary focus was on career development, college readiness, and leadership programming with an emphasis on the arts.

Katie received a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in Psychology and Anthropology with a minor in Native American Studies and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Community Organizing and Community Social Systems and a minor in Interpersonal Practice.