Katie Aune.

Assistant Dean, External Relations

College/University: J.D., University of Minnesota; LL.M., Northwestern University; B.A., University of Iowa

301-405-2420 Knight Hall 2200G

Katie Aune is assistant dean for external relations at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Aune, who joined the college in October 2018, was development director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, where she led that nonprofit organization’s fundraising efforts.

Previously, she raised money for the National Geographic Society and oversaw alumni engagement and annual giving for the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Before moving into fundraising and development, Aune practiced law in Chicago.

She holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a Master of Laws in taxation from Northwestern University School of Law. She earned a B.A. from the University of Iowa.