Catherine Humphries Brown, Director of Data and Research
Catherine comes to Nebraska Children from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where, as a senior analyst, she led and managed research teams to provide Congress with objective, nonpartisan information and to help improve the performance and accountability of the federal government. Most recently, as a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she conducted evaluation work supporting the Omaha Community Foundation and policy work supporting the university’s engagement with the Nebraska State Legislature.
Catherine holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College, a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Kentucky, and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Kentucky. She also holds a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where her dissertation research focused on foundation-funded nonprofit capacity building. Catherine grew up and was married in Lexington, Kentucky; her spouse hails from Lexington, Nebraska.