Alumna Katie Brossy ('01, B.A. Sociology) received the 2021 Native American/Indigenous Leaders Worth Watching Award from the Profiles in Diversity Journal. The award recognizes confident, determined, high-performing, purpose-driven professionals who create value for their coworkers, customers, community, and the organizations where they contribute their talents.
Brossy is now Senior Counsel with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the legal team that helped reach one of the largest Indian water rights settlements in United States history, which provided $460 million to the Crow Tribe. Recently Brossy was named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by Trending in Washington, D.C., and a Woman of Distinction by the Lyre magazine, the national publication for Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
She gave a Big Red Talk, part of a speaker series hosted by Student Affairs to showcase the formative impact of experiences outside the classroom, in 2017.