Katie Gorka served in the Office of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, where she focused on strategies for prevention of terrorism and targeted violence and combatting use of the internet for terrorism and human trafficking. In 2019 she served as the press secretary for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She was President of Threat Knowledge Group from 2014 to 2017, providing expertise and training on irregular warfare and terrorism to the FBI, US Army Special Forces, Marine Corps, and law enforcement. From 2009 to 2014 she was the executive director of the Westminster Institute, which conducted research and education on threats posed by extremist ideologies. She received her Masters degree from the London School of Economics and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.