Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Content Manager

Katie is a journalism consultant, freelance writer, and organizer of The Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Women in Media. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism and writes a weekly newsletter called My Sweet Dumb Brain, which she started to help process the ups and downs of grief after her husband died unexpectedly in 2017. Katie has written about grief, loss and mental health for The New York Times, Glamor, CNN, Fortune and more. She is passionate about improving relationships through transparency and vulnerability, and is a firm believer that you can learn a lot by simply listening.