Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

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Katharine (Kat) Morris

Katharine Morris

Katharine (Kat) Morris

UConn Collaborative Organizing (UCCO)

Katharine (Kat) Morris is a 24 year old scholar-activist with her Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Connecticut. She founded UConn Collaborative Organizing (UCCO) to promote solidarity and intersectionality in social and environmental justice movements.

Her TEDxUConn talk, How to Collaborate for Environmental Justice, is a call to action discussing environmental racism, health inequities, and how to organize your community using radical love and intersectionality.

Kat plans to someday earn her PhD using cognitive science to strengthen collective efficacy and policy action at the intersections of environmental justice, health equity, and climate action. These days, she organizes grassroots and legislative action and speaks on various panels and podcasts, while serving on the board for CT Equity Now.

Following her most recent positions as the policy intern for CT’s Health Equity Solutions and Sustainability Fellow for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Kat is currently serving her Helen Gurley Brown Fellowship at CEEJH, the Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health.