Katy WadeCommunity Engagement Specialist
Katy is MTPR’s first Community Engagement Specialist, tasked with utilizing community engagement strategies to strengthen public outreach practices, facilitate community conversations, and build lasting relationships with our audience.
She graduated from UM’s Journalism school in the fall of 2019. When not in the office, Katy likes camping, concerts, and floating the Clark Fork river. She is looking forward to connecting with Montana communities, and is most excited about all the new people she's going to meet along the way.
This spring, MTPR's Ellis Juhlin and Katy Wade set out on a multi-purpose road-trip across northeast Montana to sit down and meet with those to hear what they wanted to share about their home.
Welcome to The Big Why, a series driven by your curiosity about Montana. We'll answer your questions, large or small, about anything under the Big Sky. This is our inaugural episode and we're answering a question that has to do with this show's name: Why is Montana known as the "Big Sky state"?