Katari Hodge is a native of Washington, DC. She currently works as the Administrative Assistant to Director Brandon Neal, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Prior to DOT, Katari provided administrative support for corporations such as Social & Scientific Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Capital One. She has experience in assisting small and disadvantaged businesses with obtaining GSA Schedule contracts. Katari earned her M.A. degree from Trinity Washington University and her B.A. degree from Hofstra University.