Katrina Dorse

Associate Policy Analyst

Katrina Dorse is an Associate Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Dorse supports Chapin Hall’s work with state government and child welfare agencies implementing system transformation initiatives. Her work centers on building capacity within jurisdictions to implement the Family First Prevention and Services Act and advance racial equity in policy and practice. Dorse’s contributions include managing and analyzing data, conducting policy analyses, developing tools and templates, and capacity building support. Dorse is especially interested in advancing racial equity and prevention-focused, community-based strategies to improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children and families.

Prior to Chapin Hall, Dorse worked at the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) at the University of Memphis as a Graduate Assistant. In this role, Dorse was responsible for project management, facilitating stakeholder engagement, and drafting annual reports for the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Fellowship Program as well as conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Dorse has a decade of experience in direct practice, nonprofit and grants management, organizational development, community outreach, and communications.

Dorse holds a dual Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Memphis and received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee.

Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration, specialization in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, University of Memphis

Bachelor of Science in Social Work, University of Tennessee

Brennen, J., Dorse, K., & Gore, K. (2022, April). Evidence-Based Program and Exploration Cost Tool: A Family First planning and implementation tool for effective selection of EBPs [Conference presentation]. CWLA National Conference, Washington, DC.To

Top 20 Under 30, The University of Memphis President’s Leadership Award
Top 20 Under 30, The Memphis Flyer, 2020