Katie Hamm, MSW


Katie Hamm, MSW is an adjunct faculty member of UW–Milwaukee’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and consultant to nonprofits.  Her teaching includes cultural diversity, human development across the lifespan, direct practice, and human sexuality among other courses.  She began her human services career 27 years ago working with runaway and homeless youth in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Youth Network.  In 1994, Katie moved oversees to Rome, Italy, where she lived for 11 years.  During that time, she worked for the American University of Rome and as an interpreter for the Rota Romana.  She moved to Milwaukee in 2004 and served the community through positions at United Way, Diverse & Resilient, and Pathfinders.  Her program work specializes in the areas of human sexuality, LGBTQ inclusion, youth development, and issues of racism and oppression.  Katie has a solid theoretical background and extensive experience with translating research into practice.  She has presented locally and nationally on issues of diversity, human sexuality, and community readiness.