Katie Groke Ellis is the Director of Communications and Marketing at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. She is the former National Program Manager at The White House Project and has a background in running ballot initiative campaigns and grassroots organizing.  A graduate of the University of Wyoming where she played on a soccer scholarship, Katie has worked with the NCAA, Choice USA, Springboard Enterprises and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.  Katie also has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Katie is on the Board of Directors for Colorado Women's Lobby and Arvada West High School Foundation.