Heather Curry Kartch was director of external affairs for the Cato Institute. In this capacity, she managed outreach to state and national organizations as well as state legislators. These outreach efforts function to amplify the work of Cato’s policy scholars to ensure the libertarian perspective is reflected as broadly as possible.

Prior to joining Cato, Heather worked for the Institute for Humane Studies, interned for Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies, and spent several years in corporate sales in California.

Heather graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in political science.