Meet Katie Campos, the BN360 Spotlight Professional for February 2020

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to present the 2020 BN360 Spotlight Professionals.

Each year, BN360 highlights 12 up-and-coming young professionals who strive for professional growth and development, care for their community, and are passionate about the future of the Buffalo Niagara region.

Kathryn Campos

Partner, Consultant | Strategic Collective Consulting

Katie Campos was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Katie is a partner at Strategic Collective, a consulting firm focused on change management and organizational impact. She is also a passionate cider maker.

Katie was formerly the founding Executive Director of Teach For America – Buffalo, where she was responsible for launching a partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools. Prior to Teach For America, Katie served in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet as his Assistant Secretary for Education. She worked on the 2008 Obama Campaign and for Democrats for Education Reform before returning home to Buffalo to start Buffalo ReformED, an education reform advocacy organization that works with Buffalo parents. Katie earned her Bachelors of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in political science, and minors in religion, education and Spanish.

First Job Out of School: 

Katie’s first work experience was as a slide maker and shipping coordinator at

Greatest Professional Win:

Katie’s most rewarding professional experience so far was working with Buffalo Public Schools to create a partnership with Teach For America.

Best Piece of Professional Advice:

Constantly seek and evaluate feedback from a diverse group of people.

Community Corner:

Katie is an active member of the Buffalo Niagara community. She has been recognized and contributed in the following ways:

    • Buffalo Prep – Mentor
    • Squash 716 – Board Member

Thoughts on living and working in Buffalo Niagara:

I love it here, and I am always deepening my roots. My biggest hope is that our community becomes one that celebrates difference and is more and more inclusive.

On Being a BN360 Spotlight Professional:

I’m honored and humbled!

Top 5 Favorites: 

  • Favorite Mural: The Freedom Wall
  • Best Buffalo Hidden Gem: Bridge at Rumsey
  • Go-to Buffalo Food: Cole’s wings
  • Best Buffalo Activity/Hobby: I have two favorite activities! The first is going to the Albright Knox. I love it there and always find something new to explore. The second is running from Devil’s Hole through the falls and around goat island. It is beautiful!
  • Place you would take someone new to Buffalo: The Marina