Kari Eakins

Chief Policy Officer, Wyoming Department of Education

Kari Eakins is the Chief Policy Officer at the Wyoming Department of Education, following nearly four years as the agency’s Communications Director. In both roles she has worked to help create opportunities for students and improve transparency and understanding of education. Before that, Kari was an award-winning radio broadcaster. She reported on both news and sports for Townsquare Media in Laramie and Montgomery Broadcasting in Cheyenne. Kari grew up in Lingle, loves volleyball, and can frequently be found singing at Cheyenne Hills Church or wherever there is karaoke. She also serves on the Governor’s Council for the Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration, which is planning events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wyoming granting women the right to vote and hold office.