Katie Brown was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will graduate from Northeastern University this May with a degree in economics. She spent a year and a half living in Kathmandu, Nepal working in communications at a prisoner’s rights organization, and later as an analyst at a microfinance research institution. During her undergrad, she also spent a semester in northern India conducting research on rural healthcare policy. Through these experiences, Katie has become passionate about the role of economic equity and empowerment in post-conflict communities. After completion of the Humanity in Action Fellowship, Katie will begin a master’s degree in applied economic policy at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. She hopes to pursue a career in economic policy analysis with a particular emphasis on human rights in welfare policy.
Updated May 2018