Project Description

Katrina Meyer is a member of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, working at Government Accountability Project as a Communications Associate and Intern Coordinator. She helps create and manage social media posts, press releases, statements, and blogs, and she works to recruit, hire, and coordinate internship opportunities.

Katrina graduated summa cum laude from Luther College in Decorah, IA, in May. She majored in political science with minors in Spanish, Nordic Studies, and Russian Studies. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Sigma Delta Pi. Katrina wrote her senior thesis on the lack of constraint on executive power during wartime, studying Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, Wilson’s support for the Espionage and Sedition Acts, and Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans.

During her time at Luther, she sang in choir, played cello in orchestras and chamber ensembles, and participated in the hand bell choir. She also competed as an attorney with the Mock Trial team and served as staff writer, Sports Editor, and News Editor for her college paper. She had the opportunity to study abroad several times. After her sophomore year, she attended the University of Oslo Summer School where she studied Norwegian and political science. She then spent a January term living with a host family in Córdoba, Spain to study Spanish and the unique religious and cultural history of Córdoba. She spent her final January term studying the lives and works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in Northern Ireland, England, and France.