Katie Whitehouse is the Program Manager for Early Childhood Success at the Institute for Youth, Education and Families at National League of Cities. She works to improve early childhood systems in cities across the country by building the capacity of mayors, city council members and city staff to implement policies and programs that support young children and their families. She enjoys thinking about how to integrate early childhood issues into other sectors and issue areas including community development, economic development, and transportation. Whitehouse holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, reading the New Yorker, and eating her way around DC.