Nancy CowlesExecutive DirectorContact Nancy
Nancy has over 30 years of experience conceiving, building, and directing organizations to investigate a wide variety of consumer issues and to craft solutions. Prior to coming to KID, Nancy served as executive director of the Coalition for Consumer Rights, a center for public interest research and education. She received her BA from Wheaton College. She has three children and lives in Oak Park, Illinois.
Dev GowdaAssistant DirectorContact Dev
Dev comes to KID with extensive experience in public policy, and has worked on a wide variety of issues such as environment, democracy, and product safety. Dev received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School where he also worked in an international human rights clinic. Prior to joining KID, Dev spent five years at U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) leading campaigns on toxic chemicals and children's product safety, and most recently worked on the 2018 midterm elections with Motivote, a company dedicated to encourage young people and college students to vote.
Natalija KosicAdministrative AssistantContact Natalija
Sahiti PidapartiProgram AssociateContact Sahiti
Sahiti has worked the past few years on advocacy and outreach in education. Prior to KID, She worked with YesApply Illinois and UIC United Faculty helping make the UIC campus more inclusive. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.