Katrina Manrique, the 2022-2023 Bohnett Fellow, is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. Her interests are centered around the intersection of health, environment, and labor. Katrina’s public policy work has been recognized by the California State Assembly and the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.
Before attending Price, Katrina received a B.A. in History and English from the University of California, Davis. She played an integral role in reforming student mental health services during her undergraduate years. Katrina co-organized a student mental health campaign backed by 1,000+ students, co-directed a 501(c)3 mental health non-profit, and co-developed campus-wide mental health recommendations to the UC Davis Chancellor’s Office. These experiences are foundational to Katrina’s later advocacy as a Student Advisor to the Chancellor, where she represented the needs of 30,000+ undergraduate students.
Katrina brings over three years of experience in applied policy research. She has conducted research for the California Air Resources Board, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Moving forward, Katrina is eager to support Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s office as a Bohnett Fellow. Through the lessons learned as a Bohnett Fellow, Katrina hopes to pursue a career in public sector consulting to continue making a high impact in strengthening governments.