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Katie Craighead

Program Assistant

Global Network & Regional Engagement

Katie Craighead

Katie is the Middle East and North Africa Program Assistant for the Global Network & Regional Engagement 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 Washington, DC supporting program coordination for MENA-focused non-profits and Congressman Blumenauer’s office. They obtained their B.A. in International Affairs, French and Math in Portland, Oregon. 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?

  1. Sci-fi and fantasy books
  2. Anything international
  3. French pastries
  4. Kpop
  5. Best activities to do in the Rocky and Cascade Mountain Ranges