Kathryn Thomas is a senior majoring in public policy with a human rights certificate and a political science minor. She grew up in Henderson County and is proud to call North Carolina home. She is a passionate advocate for voting rights, emphasizing youth political engagement. Kathryn spent two years researching the implications of absentee and provisional voting policies on North Carolina voters. Her team’s work culminated in an article about youth provisional voting in North Carolina published in the Rutgers University Law Review. At Duke, Kathryn served as the news editor for The Duke Chronicle, was a political engagement project fellow in the Hart Leadership Program, and serves as a teaching assistant for Public Policy 155. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in the democracy space with a focus on advocating for and protecting voting rights.
Honors Thesis: Voting Early and On-Campus: How Universities Optimize Convenience Voting to Increase Student Voter Turnout in North Carolina.
Faculty Advisor: Suzanne Katzenstein