Interested in the intersection of political science and cultural anthropology, Katie focuses on international development and security. As the Operations and Programs Coordinator for the Accountability Lab, she provides support for the implementation, facilitation, and oversight of Accountability Lab programs and events related to accountability, transparency, youth engagement, and citizen participation. Previous to her current position, Katie facilitated the participation of international security leaders and experts from democracies around the world at the 2018 Halifax International Security Forum. Before the Forum, she worked on behalf of Global Development Incubator on the development and expansion of a West African capacity-building and youth leadership program, Emerging Public Leaders. This program, which recruits and places promising young graduates in high-impact civil servant positions to accelerate development and create change within their governments, fostered her early interest in sub-Saharan Africa. Katie graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she played Division 1 soccer and rugby. Katie also currently sits on the Global Fund for Children’s Youth Leadership Council.
Young people now represent 41% of the global population, and the majority of the population in the 48 least developed countries. Yet, young people are rarely brought meaningfully into policy processes that affect their lives. The Open Gov Youth Collective…