Katy Craig

Director of Strategic Initiatives

As the foundation’s first director of strategic initiatives, Katy Craig serves as project lead on increased programming for participants in the Boettcher Scholarship, Webb-Waring Biomedical Research and Boettcher Teacher Residency programs.

Katy joined the foundation in 2005 as the scholarship program director. Her early career included serving as the assistant director of the University Honors Program at the University of Denver while simultaneously holding the positions of first-year English instructor, honors seminar instructor, honors symposium instructor and Nelson Hall faculty resident.

A Boettcher Scholar herself, Katy also attended DU, where she graduated with majors in French, creative writing and communications. In 2004, she completed her master’s degree in literary criticism, also at DU.

Katy is also a graduate of DU’s Publishing Institute, the Daniels College of Business’ High Performance Leadership Program, the Bovine School of Improv and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Art and Practice of Leadership Development Program. She is also a certified professional Co-Active Coach. Katy is most proud of her toddler twins and her marriage to husband, Dan.

Community Involvement:

  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; guest lecturer—leadership development
  • DU Arts Humanities & Social Sciences Advisory Board; board member
  • Metro Volunteers; board member, secretary
  • Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation; Leadership Denver class of 2010

Favorite Colorado Experience:

While it’s impossible to pick just one after a lifetime of amazing experiences, a three-day backpacking trip to Mount of the Holy Cross to celebrate my sixth wedding anniversary ranks right up there.

Fun Facts:

A few of my life-defining moments include: hiking the 110-mile Tour du Mont Blanc; pulling pints in a Dublin pub; trekking the Inca Trail; studying woodcarving, watercolor painting and African drumming in France; serving as a gallery manager at the Centro de Arte Communitario and as a volunteer at the Durika Biological Reserve in Costa Rica; and mountain biking down the “world’s most dangerous road” from La Paz to Coroico in Bolivia.