Katharine Burnham

Communications Director


Katharine Burnham joined CALSTART in March 2020 as Communications Director.

Burnham has more than 17 years of experience in the communications field, working for a variety of non-profit organizations, politicians and political campaigns, and federal government agencies. Prior to joining CALSTART, she served in the roles of Communications Director or Press Secretary for three different elected officials. One major success of this period in her career included landing an ABC News This Week interview and other national press interviews for first-time candidate, congresswoman-elect Elaine Luria (VA-02). Burnham possesses a strong set of skills to lead in the communications space, including traditional and social media content development, event management, and verbal and written communications.

Katharine Burnham is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.