Kat Coplen

Director of Communications • Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Last edited December 14, 2020

Katherine Coplen is the Director of Communications at ISPU, where she coordinates media engagement and outreach, assists with the research publication process, facilitates media trainings, and measures ISPU’s impact. She is formerly the editor of Indianapolis-based alt-weekly NUVO Newsweekly, where she oversaw reporting on statehouse politics, music, arts and culture, and environmental affairs. Before becoming editor at NUVO, she worked as a music journalist and interviewed hundreds of bands, traveled the country to review concerts, and hosted shows and created content for college, community, and commercial radio stations. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a BA in English Literature and History.