Viola Katusiime is an outspoken leader in the community. Born and raised in Uganda, she witnessed first-hand the gap between those with a voice and the voiceless. Her experiences inspired her to become active, and instead of speaking on behalf of people, she is creating a space where they can be heard.
For the past 6 years, her work at the Granite State Organizing Project has focused on social and economic justice where she has worked alongside other social change leaders. Her current work consists of leadership development, empowering tenants in public housing around tenant rights and engaging the public on family and economic security campaigns including advocating for raising the minimum wage and immigrant rights at the state and federal level.
Viola has served on the NH Coalition to End Homelessness since 2019 bringing her advocacy lens to the work of the organization.
She has worked as a Field Director on electoral campaigns where she led efforts running voter education and engagement programs to increase voter participation within marginalized communities.
Viola earned her Master of Science (MS) in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development and Climate Change from Antioch University, Keene NH.