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Katie Hayden

Training and Education Associate, CJI


Hayden is a Training & Education Associate at the Cornell ILR Climate Jobs Institute.

In her role, Katie works with New York State and City Labor partners and state-based labor coalitions to develop educational programs and resources that engage union members and leaders in the fight to tackle climate change through high-quality, union job creation.

Before joining the Climate Jobs Institute, Katie served as a Campaign Manager for ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York. Leading the coalition New Yorkers for a Fair Economy, she led campaigns to modernize New York's antitrust legislation, won increased protections for warehouse workers through the Warehouse Worker Protection Act, and many other legislative and organizing initiatives aimed at taking on outsized corporate power in the state.

Katie holds a B.S. in Sociology from Northeastern University and an MPA from New York University.


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