Katherine is responsible for assisting in the planning and management of educational programming and co-curricular student programs in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. This includes providing support to student organizations and the social entrepreneurship incubator, organizing events, as well as managing the DukeEngage Detroit program.
Prior to joining the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, Katherine’s post-undergraduate career has included a variety of experiences, including marketing and event planning with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in New York City, photography and aesthetic design for Niemann Capital, LLC, and a season as a ski instructor at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. She began at Duke as a development assistant in the Major Gifts Office and then served as the Program Manager for the Enterprising Leadership Initiative (a branch of the Hart Leadership Program) at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. During that time, Katherine managed three ELI initiatives: the ELI Summer Internship Program, “DukeEngage Boston”, the ELI Project Incubator, and ELI alumni initiatives.
Katherine is a native of Durham, N.C. She graduated from Elon University in 2009 with a BA in strategic communications and a minor in political science. Katherine was also a Periclean Scholar and part of the Isabella Cannon Leadership Program.