Mary Jo Katras

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Mary Jo Katras

Program Leader, Family ResiliencyExtension Center for Family DevelopmentExpertise: Family Resiliency

Mary Jo Katras became program leader for the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development Family Resiliency programs in 2015 after serving as a statewide Family Resiliency Extension educator since 2012 . Much of her work focuses on building financial capability for low-income individuals, families, and communities. Her work addresses needs at the individual, community, and policy levels through research, education, and outreach. Before joining Extension, Mary Jo was the coordinator of the Minnesota Financial Fitness Network and a lecturer in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. She was also a research associate for the Rural Families Speak project. Mary Jo earned a master’s degree in Sociology from Loyola University, Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development490 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles AveSt. Paul, MN 55108