Community Safety, Police Brutality, and Prison Abolition, Dis/ability Justice, Environmental Justice
Kate Mikuliak is a YP4 alumni from the founding class of 2005. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, her home base has been NYC since 2001, with time spent living in Paris, Guatemala, and Mexico City. Kateâs passion as an activist and change maker started with womenâs rights organizing at her college campus, and has bloomed into a fulfilling career in public service.
While at the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), her accomplishments include passing state laws to lower NYCâs citywide speed limit to 25 mph and to increase the number of speed cameras in NYC, and gaining political and community support for the implementation of game-changing additions to NYC’s transit infrastructure: the bike share system Citibike and the Select Bus Service program.
She now serves as the agencyâs Program Manager for Strategic Policy, where she conducts policy analysis and project coordination activities to implement the cross-divisional initiatives of DOT’s 2016 Strategic Plan.
Considering herself a âtrash headâ, Kate is an appointed member of the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board, where she serves as the Chair of the Legislative Committee. In this role she advocates for the advancement of sustainable solid waste management practices in NYC.
Kate also serves as a pro-bono government affairs and marketing consultant on issues close to her heart, including violence prevention and renewable energy. In 2016, Kate was elected to the Kings County Democratic Committee.
Representing the New Kings Democrats, Kate stands for transparency, accountability, and inclusionary democracy on the County Committee. Kate received her Masters of Public Administration from NYU Wagner School of Public Service, and her Bachelors of Science in Urban Public Health, Summa Cum Laude, from Hunter CUNY. When sheâs not head-deep in policy and politics, she enjoys hot yoga