Katie Usalis graduated in 2021 with a Master’s in International Development from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Barcelona Institute of International Studies). Before she moved to Spain to conduct her graduate studies, Katie lived and worked in Myanmar for nearly 5 years, where her passion for improving the world through the support and inclusion of the most marginalized led her to promote the rights of people with disabilities in Southeast Asia. This experience, coupled with her master’s coursework, further shaped her passion by opening her eyes to the critical role of governance and the need for evidence-based systems reform to create sustainable, equitable change.
After completing a summer internship with RepresentWomen, Katie will join the team full-time as the next Outreach Coordinator in the fall of 2021. In this new role, Katie will help to build relationships with RepresentWomen's allies and partners in the US and abroad! Katie is excited to work with an organization that is so well-aligned with her convictions, and she hopes to contribute her enthusiasm and skills to the work of RepresentWomen. In her free time, she loves rock climbing and going on adventures outside!