Katie Mazzolini

Southern California Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator VISTA

Los Angeles, California

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Katie discovered her passion for social justice in 2020 while attending BLM protests in Los Angeles. In July of 2020, she became a Campaign Fellow on the George Gascón for LA District Attorney campaign, where she was involved in communications work and volunteer management. This experience lead her to become a Jails Intern in the summer of 2021 at the ACLU SoCal. There she completed projects related to the LA County budget, tracked in-custody death reports, and filed grievances on behalf of people incarcerated in LA County jails and their loved ones.

Katie spent 2 years at Kenyon College studying Political Science, Classics, and Law and Society before deciding to join Root & Rebound. At Kenyon, she was involved in multiple clubs focused on activism, founding and leading Kenyon’s Sunrise Movement hub and holding leadership positions in Kenyon’s student protest group called A.S.H.E.S. She was also a member of the Archon Society at Kenyon, a community service based, gender-inclusive society unique to Kenyon’s campus. She left Kenyon in 2021 and intends to finish her last two years of college in Los Angeles after her year of service.

In her free time, Katie is often found crocheting, tending to her plants, and playing with her pet rabbit, Poppy.

Katie Mazzolini

Southern California Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator VISTA

Los Angeles, California

Email Katie

Katie discovered her passion for social justice in 2020 while attending BLM protests in Los Angeles. In July of 2020, she became a Campaign Fellow on the George Gascón for LA District Attorney campaign, where she was involved in communications work and volunteer management. This experience lead her to become a Jails Intern in the summer of 2021 at the ACLU SoCal. There she completed projects related to the LA County budget, tracked in-custody death reports, and filed grievances on behalf of people incarcerated in LA County jails and their loved ones.

Katie spent 2 years at Kenyon College studying Political Science, Classics, and Law and Society before deciding to join Root & Rebound. At Kenyon, she was involved in multiple clubs focused on activism, founding and leading Kenyon’s Sunrise Movement hub and holding leadership positions in Kenyon’s student protest group called A.S.H.E.S. She was also a member of the Archon Society at Kenyon, a community service based, gender-inclusive society unique to Kenyon’s campus. She left Kenyon in 2021 and intends to finish her last two years of college in Los Angeles after her year of service.

In her free time, Katie is often found crocheting, tending to her plants, and playing with her pet rabbit, Poppy.

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

I come to Root & Rebound everyday because people deserve a second chance, and no one person should be reduced to a criminal record. I believe change happens at the root, not the fruit, and I came to this organization to do my part in creating and facilitating that change.