Kathy Gill

Politics Expert


M.S., Agricultural Economics, Virginia Tech

B.A., Journalism, University of Georgia


  • Spent 20 years as a public affairs executive in the natural resources industry
  • A lobbyist at both the state and federal levels
  • A former educator at the University of Washington (Seattle)


Kathy E. Gill is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote articles on a variety of political topics. She is a former educator at the University of Washington where she taught classes in the graduate-level Digital Media program. While there, she also researched the effect of blogging and other forms of social media on political institutions and discourse.

Kathy worked as a public affairs executive in the natural resources industry for 20 years. She lobbied at both the state and federal levels. Kathy served on a variety of state government boards and forums, as well as national association policy committees. In the 1980s, she was a participant in and board member of Pennsylvania Rural Leadership (RULE), a Kellogg-funded leadership development program designed to foster civic understanding and involvement.


Kathy E. Gill earned a Masters Science (M.S.) in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech in 1979. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism with a minor in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia.



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