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Katie Vizzerra
Katie Vizzerra

Katie Vizzerra serves as legal counsel of Blackstone Alumni Relations at Alliance Defending Freedom overseeing alumni of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship. Prior to that role, she served as legal counsel of student training and engagement overseeing the Areté Academy program, along with other student trainings including the Law School Prep Academy and Journalism Academy.

Before joining ADF full-time in 2014, Vizzerra worked as associate counsel at Denali Sourcing Services negotiating contracts for one of the largest banks in the country. She also was a legal clerk at a boutique bankruptcy and business law firm focusing on small businesses and start-up companies and worked in the International Marketing department at American Eagle Outfitters.

Vizzerra earned her J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a degree in international marketing from Grove City College. She is a Blackstone Fellow and served as an executive editor for the Journal of Law and Commerce and an editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She was Chair of the Moot Court Board and held leadership positions in the Christian Legal Society, Federalist Society, Pitt Law Republicans, and the Innovation Practice Institute. She received the Blackburn Award for dedication to appellate advocacy, the Community Leader Award for activism at the law school, 1st Place in the McKinsey Consulting Cup, and 2nd Place nationally at the SAP University Excellence Competition.

Vizzerra is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution and teaches entrepreneurship classes at Hustle PHX, a faith-based incubator that encourages sustainable business ventures. She instructs reformed Pilates and serves on the Grove City College Alumni Council. She is married, and they have one daughter.

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