Katie Ellis (she/her) joined Housing Action Illinois in June 2023 as a Communications & Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA Member. Katie’s interest in affordable housing was sparked during her studies in urban sociology and social justice, culminating in her recent attainment of a BA in Sociology from Belmont University. In college, Katie served as a senator within her university’s Student Government Association, and she also held membership in the professional fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. Additionally, she spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Oxford. Katie is excited for the opportunity to serve her community and continue learning about housing justice during her year of service.