Katie Buckland is the Executive Director of the Writers Guild Foundation, the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. At the Foundation, she has focused on increasing and broadening outreach to diverse communities including women, people of color, and veterans. Before joining the Foundation in 2013, Katie served as Executive Director of the California Women’s Law Center, a legal advocacy group targeting the civil rights of women and girls. Prior to working with nonprofits, Katie enjoyed a career in politics and government, serving on Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns and the Democratic National Committee. As communications director for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, she created the award-winning Neighborhood Prosecutor Project, which places prosecutors in neighborhoods to improve the quality of life in local communities. A licensed attorney, Katie also served as a domestic violence prosecutor for the City of Los Angeles.