Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum
Katherine received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Non-profit Management.
After working as the director of a grassroots development organization in West Africa from 1999 – 2001, Katherine went on to do strategy consulting for the Center for Global Development, PBS Frontline and the African Public Broadcasting Foundation. After she finished her Master’s degree, she obtained a prestigious Sheldon Knox Research Fellowship at Harvard University and spent a year interviewing nearly 200 people on four continents on the political and economic dimensions of the Doha round of negotiations on agricultural subsidies at the World Trade Organization. The findings were published by the Harvard Business School and the International Institute of Economics.
Katherine joined the Forum in 2005 as a GLF, where she gained exposure to several parts of the organization. Currently, she is the Deputy Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, focusing on strategic initiatives to support leading social entrepreneurs and advance the field of social innovation.