FOUNDER & CEO
Katrina L. Gamble is a political science professor turned social impact strategist. She is a campaign strategist that brings the rigor of an academician and the thoughtfulness of an organizer grounded in nearly a decade of community-centered work.
She’s helped clients win election modernization reforms in more than a half dozen states. Katrina also assisted in the development of the first ever national prosecutor accountability hub — bringing together leaders from across the country committed to transforming the U.S. criminal justice system— that laid the groundwork to elect a number of progressive prosecutors from Philadelphia to St. Louis.
Prior to founding Sojourn Strategies, Katrina was the Political Director for a national social justice organization where she supported more than a dozen state based organizations to turnout hundreds of thousands of voters. She also envisioned and launched the organization’s Voting Rights & Democracy Program that under her leadership won Rights Restoration in Maryland – restoring voting rights to nearly 40,000 formerly incarcerated individuals. Since then she has led the development and launch of The Voter Justice Project an organization fighting to increase political power among directly impacted people by passing voting rights restoration campaigns across the country and resourcing directly impacted -led infrastructure and leadership.
Before moving into the social advocacy space, Katrina was an assistant Political Science Professor at Brown University where she conducted research and taught classes on congressional politics, social movements, and race and ethnic politics in the United States. Her work can be found in top peer-reviewed journals and books. She also served as an American Political Science Congressional Fellow (2009-2010) where she served as a policy advisor in the Office of the Majority Whip, James Clyburn.
She is a proud Smithie, earning her BA in Government from Smith College. She also holds a PhD and MA in Political Science from Emory University.