Director of Product Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kat Downs is the Director of Product at The Washington Post. She leads a team of product managers and designers who define and execute the strategic vision of The Washington Post's website, native apps, video, newsletters, alerts, newsroom tools, paywall, profile and other subscription products. Previously, she was the Director of Graphics at The Post, leading a team of designers, developers, reporters and illustrators creating visual stories, including graphics, databases and multimedia projects. She has taught design and development at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Georgetown University. Before joining The Post in 2008, she worked at The Baltimore Sun.
Professional Affiliations: Online News Association, Society of News Design