Philadelphia FPAC

Kate Scully

Kate Scully, JD is the Policy Director at the Center for Hunger-Free Communities. As part of Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center works to find solutions to hunger and poverty based on science and the human experiences. In her role Kate works to translate the Center’s research and practices into policy-relevant communications at the local, state, and national levels. Kate also manages the communications for the Center including messaging, media outreach, website, and social media content. In her time at the Center, Kate has worked closely with all of the programs including Witnesses to Hunger, the EAT Café, Children’s HealthWatch, and the Building Wealth and Health Network. She has planned advocacy days in DC, drafted testimony before City Council, and planned numerous events to highlight the need for policy makers to consider people who live in poverty as experts on program and policies that impact their lives. Prior to coming to the Center, Kate worked as the Publications and Policy Analyst for PathWays PA. In this role Kate worked to support efforts around paid sick days legislation in Philadelphia, protecting reproductive health care options, and supporting programs that promote self-sufficiency. Kate earned her JD from Widener University and a Bachelors degree in History from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.