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Katrin Sirje Kark

Senior Program Officer
Rural LISC


Katrin Sirje Kärk has nearly 20 years of experience with national organizations dedicated to equitable community and economic development. She is currently a Senior Program Officer at Rural LISC, providing grants and technical assistance to a network of rural nonprofit partners across the country. Katrin began her career in communications at PolicyLink, then transitioned to programmatic work at LISC, with a particular focus on financial stability and workforce development issues. She earned her bachelor's degree from Barnard College, her Master of Public Administration from Baruch College-City University of New York, holds an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council, and was a member of the Opportunity Finance Network's 2018 Opportunity Fellows cohort.