Director, Network Management
International Youth Foundation
Katherine is passionate about the impact and uses of technology and data to support social change efforts and has advocated for both youth-led development and the role of technology to support it through conference presentations and individual coaching. In addition to managing Institutes in Middle East/North Africa and Europe/Central Asia regions, she leads YouthActionNet’s digital strategy and virtual platforms. These include global and national web portals, data collection platforms, webinars, social media and ongoing community building efforts. Much of her time is spent exploring emerging technologies, evaluating online tools, tracking how global youth use technology for social change, and integrating digital resources into programs. Katherine earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Mary Washington, is proficient in French, and can be found @katbaloo.