Katie Craighead

Program Assistant, MENA Region, Human Rights Team

Katie is the Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator for the Human Rights Team, supporting efforts to end gender-based violence in Iraq.

Prior to working at Vital Voices, Katie worked in North Africa and South America empowering youth and women via mentorship, education, and vocational training to address poverty and gender-based violence. Katie also worked with non-profits in West-Africa researching UNICEF WASH programs and women’s health in the region. In between work abroad, Katie worked in D.C. supporting program coordination in MENA-focused non-profits and Congressman Blumenauer’s office. She obtained her B.A. in International Affairs, French, and Math in Portland Oregon, and loves Abstract Algebra as much as writing in Arabic. While originally from Colorado, Katie would love to call Strasbourg, France home. They love reading, listening to, and watching content from every country but America, and dreams of expanding their work advocating for  women’s and LGBTQIA+ rights.

What are five things that people can ask you about?

Sci-fi and fantasy books, anything international, French pastries, kpop, the best activities to do in the Rocky and Cascade Mountain Ranges